Give the gift of holiday memories with this ornament depicting Swiss Christmas Customs! Crafted in Hungary of two-toned satin glass, this 3" ball ornament makes a great gift!
The back of the ornament reads...
"Drawing upon 4 distinct traditions (German, French, Italian, and Romanische, a Swiss dialect), customs are combined according to local usage. Sternsingen (singing to the stars) is a tradition in many places during Advent. The Advent wreath, Advent calendar and Nativity are also displaced. On December 6th, St. Nicholas, also known as Samichlaus, and his companion Schmutzli give children treats. Gifts are given on Christmas Eve or New Year's brought by Chriskindl or St. Nicholas, or even Father Christmas and wife Lucy. Real candles and sparklers are often used on the Christmas trees. In Eastern Switzerland, it is custom to burn an immense log, "Noel's Log." "