This is our first real Christmas tree. Many people here follow tradition and decorate the tree on Christmas Eve which is also the day they celebrate Christmas. (We couldn’t wait….).
Claudia picked the tree and proudly carried it home. We plan on keeping it up for as long as the tree looks good!
On the 6th December is the Festival of Saint Nicholas. On this day, Sami Chlaus and his helper Schmutzli walk through the town handing out small bags of treats to the children – they usually contain a mandarine, some nuts, sweets and gingerbread.