German Word of the Day: die Weihnachtsgurke (Christmas Pickle)

A very long time ago, the Christmas tree was originally decorated with nuts and fruits. Then came the shiny stuff (Lametta, Weihnachtskugeln, Sterne).

Another supposedly German tradition says to hang a pickle onto the tree. Yes, a pickle. The lucky finder will get an extra present. The first time I heard of this tradition was about 10 years ago. It could be an American tradition with German roots.

I had hidden our pickle so well (out of sight, out of mind), I completely forgot to have my family search for it on Christmas Eve.

Weihnachtsgurke (Christmas Pickle)

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