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Record #:
16262
Abstract:
Davidson County is witness to the survival of holiday rituals from a dark Germanic past into the 20th-century involving Easter and Christmas holidays with visits from Belsnickel and the building of the Easter nest.
Record #:
31611
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The New Year’s Shoot is an annual tradition in Cherryville celebrating the town’s German ancestry and founders. The tradition begins with an old English chant passed down in the Beam family. Then a gun is shot under the bough of a fruit-bearing tree, hoping to bring fertility and good luck to that tree for the new year.
Source:
Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 8 Issue 1, Jan 1976, p22-23, por Periodical Website
Record #:
38138
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Traditions associated with Christmas, German immigrant style, are still part of the Yuletide season for many North Carolinians. Traditions traced back to German immigrants also with a religious base include the Moravians’ Putz, a nativity related decoration, and Lebkuchen, a cookie. A holiday tradition with a somewhat dubious origin was the Christmas tree, this decoration possibly brought in by Hessian soldiers during the Revolutionary War.