Not unlike in the Philippines, Christmas is already in the German air before December although the season officially begins with the Advent.
The tradition of the four red advent candles adorned with a wreath made of holly, with each stick lighted every Sunday, is also observed in Germany. However, whereas in the Philippines this tradition is done only in Catholic churches on each of the four Sundays of Advent, in Germany it is done in every home, with the candles and wreath placed on the dining table.
German kids excitedly await December 6. It is Nikolaustag, the day St. Nicholas spreads the cheer with candies and sweets. Continue reading