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10 German Holiday Traditions and Their Origins

December 15, 2017 Alexa 0

By Felix Schlagwein from Deutsche Welle Who invented the Advent wreath? How did Christmas markets start? Why do some German children believe the “Christ Child” is the one who brings presents? Find out here. 1. […]

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IA: The GAHC Christkindlmarkt Craft Fair Dec. 16

December 9, 2017 Alexa 0

The GAHC is unveiling their first ever Christkindlmarkt fair this December 16th! A collection of vendors will be selling their crafts, delectables, and other holiday goodies for those last minute stocking stuffers. There is no […]

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German Christmas Markets in the US 2017

December 8, 2017 Alexa 0

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year, and what does that mean? The beloved Christkindlmarkts are back in town! Check out GW’s extensive list of German Christmas Markets and make sure to go to one near […]

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The Legend of Sankt Nikolaus

December 6, 2017 Alexa 0

“Ho, ho, ho, have you all been good?” The old man with a long white beard, a bishop’s miter, and a thick red cape stands with his finger raised before the excited children, waiting for […]

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How to Be Green This Holiday Season

December 2, 2017 Alexa 0

We produce about 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, so seek out ways to cut back while saving time and money along the way. Some ideas: Recycle rather than trash your tree (visit […]