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Why is Christmas called Weihnachten in German?

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The German word " Weihnachten " is Nordic/Germanic and has its origins in Middle High German : "wihe naht" (consecrated or holy night). To celebrate the coming "rebirth" of the light, they used candles and evergreen wreaths, items that are still part of the Christmas observance today.
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