It is not Father Christmas or the baby Jesus who is the central focus at Christmas in the Ore Mountains but the miners. Everything comes from mining, they say here. How true. You can feel it and experience it. Where does the story behind the magical light in all the towns in the Ore Mountains at Christmas come from? It tells us of the miners’ longing for light – still the whole region’s attitude towards life today. Anyone working for hours in a dark shaft cannot wait to see the sun. They turn their homes into a tranquil sea of lights and especially during the dark months. As you can see, there is a wonderful symbolism and story for every custom in the Ore Mountains still preserved today. Come and listen to them!
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