Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Touching Dutch Christmas Custom

Song, "Bright Star of Bethlehem."

In Holland a touching custom exists. On the night before Christmas, in commemoration of the star of the east, the young men of the town assemble and carry through the dark streets a large bright star. All the people go out to the greet it and give to the bearers of the "star of Bethlehem," as it is called, alms for the poor.

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