|DECODING A GERMAN CHRISTMAS TRADITION: THE CHRISTMAS PICKLE
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|Author:||maria [ Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:51 am ]|
|Post subject:||DECODING A GERMAN CHRISTMAS TRADITION: THE CHRISTMAS PICKLE|
eek among the branches of the family Christmas tree in many homes, and you may spot a glistening green glass pickle ornament or 2. Do you find yourself in a pickle, trying to figure out why this pickled cucumber ornament is a symbol for Christmas?
Why do many families traditionally hang pickles on their Christmas trees?
The Christmas pickle ornament tradition apparently began centuries ago in Germany. As a family gathered to decorate the Christmas tree together on Christmas Eve, a blown glass pickle would be among the holiday ornaments. Once the Christmas tree was fully trimmed, one of the parents would secretly hide a glass pickle ornament among the branches. READ MORE AT https://decktheholidays.blogspot.com/20 ... ation.html
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