Tuesday, November 13, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

With Thanksgiving approaching, European Christmas markets are in the works. Articles at Wort.lu announced this year's in Luxembourg City. But where do these markets come from? According to a CNN Travel article, they have their roots in the Middle Ages. Each country, it indicates, has its own traditions that make the celebration special. Frankfurt Germany's tourism office ties their fair to a local mystery play but suggests that the most famous tradition - giant cookies - may be more recent. Despite being a bit "outdated" (around 1000 years old), the Christmas markets are still going strong. I would so love to see Luxembourg's!

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