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The Christkind
In Nürnberg, Germany, a young girl is designated as the Christkind, or Christ Child, who is dressed like an angel in white and gold with a crown placed on her golden curls. The girl joins in the parade that is held before the opening of the annual Christmas market that starts the Friday before Advent. The chosen Christkind also carries out over 150 duties in the community.

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