German's love their Christmas markets, their Christmas cakes, and Christmas cheer. But if you ask two Germans "What day is Christmas?", you might not get the same answer.
The controversial secession referendum in Crimea has aroused fears and doubts in the minds of German residents with Ukrainian roots. Some of them hit the streets on Saturday (15.03.2014) to voice their disapproval.
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Even predominantly Hindu and Muslim countries deck the halls and department store windows during the traditional Christian holiday. For retailers, especially, this makes the season's profits all the more merry.
A new tome is making its way through Catholic churches in Germany. Updated for the first time in nearly 40 years, the church's official hymnal has added many well-liked, contemporary pieces.
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