This 3" tall two-tone satin ornament tells the story of the Christmas customs of Hungary. Crafted of glass exclusively for Bronner's from Hungary, our Hungarian Christmas custom ornament is sure to be a fun and enlightening conversation piece for years to come!
Custom on the back of the ornament reads:
St. Nicholas Day, December 6, opens Christmas festivities. St. Nicholas may leave small gifts or birch rods in shoes or boots which children have placed on window sills. Before the Christmas Eve meal, the family gathers by the Christmas tree. After prayer, gifts are given. The Christmas tree is decorated with tissue, felt and Szalon Cukor, a fudge-like candy. When the first star appears the meal is served. By custom an extra place is set for a stranger who might knock at the door in search of hospitality. At midnight, costumed villagers go to mass, where a beautiful crèche is displayed in the church. Children known as Bethlehemesek travel the village streets performing Nativity plays.