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19 November 2010

Our German studies colleagues have been posting about Christmas markets and Germanic USA:

The Christmas market – whose organisers come from Frankfurt - has been an annual event for the best part of a decade now, and Leeds is far from being the only British city that has one. An appetite for painted houses and hearty food seems to have captured the English-speaking world in the last few decades. I saw the same thing in the Pacific north-west of the United States a month or so ago. Washington and Oregon both have more people of German descent than of any other ancestry, but that is not the only reason for the Germanic influences evident there.

Read on at Dach blog...

[M.S.]

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