Christmas-bakery is one of the most typical things in Austria on Christmas. On Christmas-eve mostly mother or grandmother bake fine biscuits for the family and especially for the children. Sometimes also the children help to decorate the biscuits with powder-sugar or coloured sugar-pieces. In most of the families this is a traditional occupation.

 Often they make biscuits with a small whole in it, to put it on the Christmas-tree with a string. All the goodies on the tree will be eaten during the Christmas-holidays as a sweet dessert after the meals. Yummy!

(Compiled by Kristina Verasto, BG Babenbergerring)

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Christmas Eve in Austria

Christmas Eve is a family affair centered around both a Christmas tree, which is decorated by parents, and a nativity scene. Some nativity scenes feature as many as 100 pieces and are treasured family heirlooms. On Christmas Eve the Christkindle brings gifts to the children, placing them under the Christmas tree.

Christmas tree in an Austrian home
Picture: Sebastian Kunc