Christmas Traditions in Austria

Christmas Preparations At the end of November, many Austrian families are getting ready for the Christmas season. They start to decorate their houses with fir branches, mistletoes and lights. Traditional households bake cookies like gingerbread and Austrian vanilla biscuits called "Vanillekipferl". They also arrange a wooden crib (usually without baby Jesus) and an advent wreath … Continue reading Christmas Traditions in Austria

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Prom Nights á la Klessheim

Once a year, usually in April, the prom night of Klessheim takes place, which is organized by the students of the fourth grade. Every year, the fourth classes present all of the tasks they had to do to the third classes so they’ll make next year’s prom night unforgettable. After the presentation the students of … Continue reading Prom Nights á la Klessheim