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A helper from our facility gave my child Lebkuchenhaus, what's the story behind this present? submitted by Rima in Home & Living

I would like to know more about the traditions that people follow here during Christmas time. My child got one of this little houses made of sweets from one of the volunteers, is this a tradition here?

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A "lebkuchenhaus" is a long german tradition around the celebration of christmas. To be honest there is no exact origin of this tradition but it is said that it came from the german fairytale "hänsel and gretel" where children hide in a small house in the woods and from the tradition of eating lebkuchen around the christmas time.. I hope that this answer is useful to you
Kiki d
Thank you Kiki d!! It was very helpful :)
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The background of Lebkuchenhaus is a tale of "Hänsel und Gretel". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans...

Sometimes it is given as a present, but it is not a widespread tradition.

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I didn't know about this fairy tale and my child loves them, thank you
Rima
Joschi: elternmitwirkung.ch/index.... Here you can find some more old german fairy tales in different languages.
Joschi
and if it is called a tradition or not, it depends of where you are in Germany.
Joschi
carlsen.de/mit-pixi-fuer-f... These are pictured books for children in different languages for free download
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To bake cookies is a tradition a few weeks before christmas. The children help their mum or grandma or they do it in school or kindergarden.

When the sky is red in the evening we say, that the angels are doing the christmas baking :-)

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May I add that they help their fathers and grandfathers as well :)
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:) Thank you Anni and Janette
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Hello Rima,

Lebkuchen have a long tradition, it can even be traced back to the Egyptians.
If you want to know more see this: tinyurl.com/jvyfpzo

Greetings, Jan

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Thank you Jan!
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