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December 23 2012 German Culture Newsletter



If you look carefully you will see a red apple sitting amongst the branches of many Christmas trees in Germany during Weihnachten.

It is the "Paradiesapfel", and on Christmas Eve, Heiligeabend, it is a symbol of hope and promise for all those who see it. And, as usual, there is quite a story behind it.

And the "Words Of The Week" are

Ich wuensche Ihnen ein gesegnetes Weihnachtsfest

I wish you a blessed/joyous Christmas


Ich wuensche Ihnen frohe Festtage

I wish you happy holidays

I hope you have a peaceful and enjoyable time

There is much more to read and discover on the German Culture site, which also has a forum, so if there is anything you would like to see or if you have any questions or comments then please feel free to get in touch, either in the forum or via email.

Francine McKenna-Klein,
German Culture Editor

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