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The “Christmas Pickle” tradition in Germany?

The "Christmas Pickle" tradition in Germany?

For the longest time it was believed that the “Christmas Pickle” tradition originated in Germany, where it’s called “Weihnachtsgurke”. However, it’s possible that it’s only a myth, because “Weihnachtsgurke” is actually not that popular in Germany.

One of the versions of the origin of the “Christmas Pickle” is related with the original Santa – Saint Nicholas. During the 19th and 20th centuries a story was told about how Saint Nicholas saved some children trapped in a barrel of pickles and that’s how pickles became a symbol of Christmas.