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I'm German but never met the tradition of playing that game, though it sounds like fun to me. What indicates to me that it might be an American creation is the part where the children unwrap the parcels on Christmas morning. In Germany we do that on Christmas Eve. As a matter of fact in the eastern parts of Germany the area where traditional christmas ornaments are crafted (Lauscha) lies closeby to the areas where pickles are grown in summer (e.g. Spreewald). Maybe there is a traditional background that plays in when former German emigrants were kind of homesick an hung these ornaments on the tree.
Is the Pickle Ornament Legend Just a Myth?
|12/12/11 5:31 PM|