World Book’s Christmas in Austria and Its Capital, Vienna, is a richly illustrated, 80-page volume about Christmas traditions in Austria. The text and illustrations combine to show how people celebrate a favorite Austrian holiday, from its roots in pagan rituals to its continued relevance in modern times.
Christmas in Austria begins with the ways that people prepare for Christmas in their homes, their schools, and their cities. The book introduces the beloved figure of St. Nicholas, depicts how streets and homes are decorated, and describes the delectable foods families savor as part of the traditional Austrian celebration of Christmas. From age-old ways of decorating the tree to shopping in special Christmas markets, setting up the crèche, and unique customs specific to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Christmas in Austria and Its Capital, Vienna, captures the spirit of the holiday in this central European nation. Also included are details about other Austrian holidays that are celebrated at this time—New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and Epiphany.
Christmas Around the World Series:
Christmas in Austria and Its Capital, Vienna, is a part of World Book’s Christmas Around the World series. Each volume includes detailed recipes for traditional Christmas foods, illustrated instructions for traditional national crafts, and words and music to beloved carols. The text is suitable for all grade levels.