Christkindlmarkt: Pennsylvania German Traditions at Union Mills Homestead

Christkindlmarkt: Pennsylvania German Traditions at Union Mills Homestead

Just who is Belsnickel? To some the answer may come readily, but for others it is an unknown word. The Belsnickel and related Kris Kindle customs trace to the Palatinate area of Germany. During the early 1700s, these customs were brought to North America by early German immigrants. For many Pennsylvania German families, Kris Kindle or Christkindle was the St.

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