• Short Summary

    Vienna is one of the few remaining cities which have a Silver and a Golden Sunday before Christmas.

  • Description

    Vienna is one of the few remaining cities which have a Silver and a Golden Sunday before Christmas.

    On these two Sundays the shops stay open. And like other men I like to use these two Sundays for my Christmas shopping.

    You see, the old idea was that fathers couldn't shop on any other day of the week. That's changed now because in Austria most men get Saturday off anyway.

    But still, despite Church opposition, the tradition of shops staying open on these last 2 Sundays before Christmas persists.

    The "Silver" and "Gold" in these names refer no doubt to shopkeepers' profits."
    But there are many small, not so profitable businesses alongside the main ones.

    And a heavy concentration of them at the Market of the Holy Child - the "Christkindlmarkt" which has stood in this same spot for 200 years.

    Everywhere, police are on duty to keep traffic moving. Walky-talkies are essential.

    No - not the Vienna Woods, but the main Christmas Tree market.

    Under which trees, on Christmas Eve, (not Christmas Day, as with us), Austrian children will find their presents.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7O3Q5BOOKEB7AITVSXLDWBKC8
    Media URN:
    VLVA7O3Q5BOOKEB7AITVSXLDWBKC8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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