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Christmas in Vienna

On Christmas Eve (24 December) families will come together to share gifts and quality time. The Christkind, a child who is sometimes pictured with angel wings will miraculously leave a fully decorated tree and gifts after dark on Christmas Eve. Before … Continue reading

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Christmas Markets in Vienna

Advent The custom in Austria requires an  Advent wreath which is used to mark the passage of the season. On the four Sundays before Christmas, you should light a candle: first one, then two, then three, then four, then  Christkind … Continue reading

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Christmas in Vienna

What will happen on December 24, Christmas Eve? Most people will stay at home with their families….and all those who listen carefully–young and old alike–can still hear it: the little bell that rings after the “Christkind” has slipped into the … Continue reading

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