"Christkind" in Germany 👼🏼
Today we have a special guest post from our colleague Wiebke. 🎉
Did you know that in some parts of Germany, Santa Claus does not bring the presents to the children? The red-white clothed figure with the white long beard is usually associate with Nikolaus Day on the 6th December.
On the 24th, it is said that the "Christkind" is bringing the presents to the children, which is usually portrayed as a white dressed angel-like figure with blonde locks. This is based on the protestant church which did not promote the worship of saints besides Jesus Christ, thus making up the "Christkind" as the bringer of presents.
Even nowadays a lot of children still grow up with this tradition and sending letters with their Christmas wishes to the "Christkind" - is also indeed a thing! 💌 There are actually three places in Germany where the Christkind "resides": 51777 Engelskirchen (North Rhine-Westphalia), 21709 Himmelpforten (Lower Saxony) and 97267 Himmelstadt (Bavaria). Children who send in their letters on time will even get a reply!(It is also on the official webpage from the Deutsche Post.)
As a German myself, I have to admit I never send a wish list to anyone (besides maybe my mom) -how about you?
Did you ever write a wish list for any kind of holiday? And did you actually get it on that day? 🎁
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