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IN GERMANY THERE IS THE CUSTOM THAT AFTER A HOUSE HAS
BEEN BUILT OR REMODELED, THE OWNERS GIVE A PARTY FOR
THE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS, NEIGHBORS, AND THE
GENERAL PUBLIC. THEY HAVE PLENTY OF BEER AND PLACE
A TANNENBAUM (CHRISTMAS TREE) AT THE TOP OF THE
HOUSE. THE PRIEST COMES AND BLESSES THE HOUSE AND
PRAYS THAT THE FAMILY WILL PROSPER.

Where learned: GERMANY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Home
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