It’s finally that time of the year again! That’s right, the Christmas season is now officially upon us. And although we curse the cold harsh winter months we are still livid with excitement for the arrival of the Christmas shops and their mulled wine, punch, cookies, bars, enchanting smells, Christmas lights, and so on… So sit back, relax and enjoy this beautiful guide to the top Christmas markets in Germany.
German Christmas Market History
Along with mistletoe, turkey and Christmas trees, Christmas crackers are an integral part of festive celebrations in the United Kingdom and many Commonwealth countries. Crackers are traditionally ´pulled´ at the dinner table for Christmas dinner or other festive dinner celebrations.
A Christmas cracker in essence is a decoratively wrapped paper tube, twisted at both ends with a small explosive strip running through it and a small toy within, as well as a coloured paper crown, and a joke.
History of the Christmas Cracker
As the 24th of December draws near, everyone happily gets to work on decorating their Christmas tree. Despite the popularity of this holiday tradition most people don´t really know where this seemingly odd practice comes from. So, follow LocalNomad as we explore pagan rituals and popular legends in order to unveil the mysteries behind the origin of the Christmas tree…