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Advent Calendar Door 21 🧑🏼‍🎄

Where does the tradition of giving presents at Christmas come from? 🎁

The tradition of giving each other presents was already known in Konstanz around 1450. There, children were given presents on Christmas Day. However, at that time, the gift-giving was actually still connected with the day of St. Nicholas. The farmers also included the animals in the custom, which received apples, nuts and bread as treats.

The shift of gift-giving to Christmas is primarily due to Martin Luther, who introduced the "Christkind" as the gift-bringer instead of St. Nicholas and wanted to draw attention to the divine gift of the birth of Jesus.

However, the "Christkind" is not to be understood here as a childlike Jesus. In many parts of the country, Santa Claus replaced St. Nicholas instead.

Do you exchange gifts on Christmas? What is on your wishlist this year? 💌

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