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German Christmas Traditions to Celebrate the Season

The weihnachtsgurke or “Christmas pickle” is a holiday tradition for many Americans with German heritage. A pickle-shaped Christmas ornament is hidden somewhere on the Christmas tree and whoever finds it is said to have good luck in the new year. A weihnachtsgurke or “Christmas pickle” ornament. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Although many Americans believe this to be an old German…

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Source: Family Tree Magazine.com

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