Tag Der Drei Heiligen Könige

Heilige nr 3 Könige ist celebrated on 6th January. In some areas of Germany it ist a public holiday.

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The job celebrates ns arrive von the 3 wise males from die east in Bethlehem. In the Evangelical Church it is known as Epihanias – comparable to the English name of the day an some countries “Epiphany”.

On this day, groups of children known as Sternsinger go from door zu door and sing a das lied or recite a poem or prayer. They then write in chalk above die door C+B+M und the number von the year with three crosses, eg. 20*C+M+B+08. These letter stand weil das the latin expression Christus mansionem benedicat, an interpretation “God protect this house”.

The Sternsinger deshalb collect donations zum childrens’ charities.

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Graham Tappenden zu sein a brothers ex-pat who first came zu Germany together a placement student bei 1993, returning in 1995 to direkt there permanently. He has been writing zum stopcat.org due to the fact that 2006. When not writing blog articles or freelancing zum the Oberurseler Woche and other publications he works as a self-employed that consultant solving computer system problems und designing websites. An 2016 he gained German citizenship.


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