The square in front of St. Stephen´s Cathedral is currently embellished with a Christmas tree.
In Austria we are celebrating Christmas this very night: The tree
is set up and lit for the very first time, the Christkind (Christ child)
places the presents beneath the tree, bells announce the arrival of the
Christkind into the house - when he arrives the family gathers around the tree
and sings Christmas carols. The presents will be unwrapped and a lot of families
will eat a baked carp for Christmas dinner. My very personal programme for today: In the morning
I will have brunch with some girlfriends and in the evening I will celebrate
with my parents, just the three of us.
I wish you all a
very merry Christmas!! Frohe Weihnachten!!