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From: "Anita Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [GERMANNA] Early Christmas Traditions of our ancestors.
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 13:43:06 -0800
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My Greek calendar states Dec. 6 as Saint Nicholas day.

Anita
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jane Olsen" <>
To: <>
Sent: 02 December, 2003 12:31 PM
Subject: FW: [GERMANNA] Early Christmas Traditions of our ancestors.


> I thought that Jan. 6, Twelfth Night was when St. Nicholas came. Have I
> been wrong all these years? If so, what is Jan. 6?
>
> Jane
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elke Hall [mailto:]
> Sent: Monday, December 01, 2003 6:52 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [GERMANNA] Early Christmas Traditions of our ancestors.
>
>
> Maybe Andreas and I can cooperate and tell you about our (more recent)
> German childhood Christmas memories. The first big day was of course
> December 1, when all the little German children open the first window on
our
> Advent Calendar. Now I purchased calendars for my grandsons with little
> chocolate surprises in them, but when we grew up, every window had a
> different picture of a toy soldier, a bugle, a little doll, etc. Tomorrow
> I'll send a note about memories of December 6, when St. Nicolas came to
put
> some goodies in my very shiny shoes! Elke
>
>
>
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