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.
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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.
Gay rights supporters have protested in Zagreb against a referendum on whether marriage between a woman and man should be anchored in Croatia's constitution. Pollsters predict that two-thirds will vote "yes".
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