Monday, December 28, 2009

Herrnhunter Sterne

These stars were invented as Christmas neared in the beginning of the 18th century by a Moravian monastic brother as he tried to keep children entertained in school. Now, these stars, which symbolize the guiding Christmas star, hang all over the city, in streets, church steeples and in homes. (Fortunately, I was given one for Christmas and will be able to bring some German Christmas home with me for decorating next year.)

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