Hi friends 👋
To learn French language in immersion, I propose you to discover the French culture thanks to a publication about an emblematic place in France with the description in French.
Today, I chose to introduce you to the iconic Christmas market in the city of Strasbourg ⛪🎅🎄.
This is one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe, from 1570!
It is called the Christkindelsmärik, or “market of the baby Jesus”, in Alsatian language.
The origin of this market comes from the protestant tradition. Indeed, Pastor Johannes Flinner, decreed that the tradition of St. Nicholas (December 6) was too “papist” and wanted it to be thanks to the baby Jesus 👼 that the children receive the gifts🎁. Thus, merchants were allowed to sell their toys to children from the beginning of December until the birth of the baby Jesus on December 25.
Thus, the Christkindelsmärik attracts two million visitors from all over the world every year.
Do you have Christmas markets in your area?
Happy holidays to all and take good care of yourselves 🎁👼🎄😘
Header Image by Florival, from Wikipedia