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    SNOW COVERS OBERAMMERGAU, THE WORLD-RENOWNED VILLAGE NESTLING IN THE BAVARIAN MOUNTAINS. IT COVERS THE ROOFS?

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    SNOW COVERS OBERAMMERGAU, THE WORLD-RENOWNED VILLAGE NESTLING IN THE BAVARIAN MOUNTAINS. IT COVERS THE ROOFS OF THE OLD HOUSES, FILLS THE NARROW STREETS AND LIES SOFTLY ON THE BRANCHES OF TREES IN THE SURROUNDING FOREST.

    IN THE VILLAGE, FAMOUS FOR ITS PASSION-PLAY HELD EVERY TEN YEARS SINCE 1633 IN THANKSGIVING FOR DELIVERY FROM THE PLAGUE, WOOD-CARVERS PLY AN ANCIENT TRADE. THEY CREATE SMALL MARVELS OF GOSPEL FIGURES TO STAND AROUND AND HOLY MANGER.

    CHRISTMAS IN THIS RURAL SETTING HAS MANY TRADITIONAL ASPECTS. ALREADY CAROL SINGERS - THEY CALL THEM STAR SINGERS HERE - LIT ON THEIR WAY BY LANTERNS ARE BRINGING MUCH-LOVED MELODIES TO FARMHOUSE AND COTTAGE. AND TO REWARD THE YOUNG SINGERS, THERE IS ALWAYS A SMALL THANK-YOU GIFT.

    FOR THE YOUNG, THEY KNOW THAT WITH THE SNOW, FATHER CHRISTMAS CANNOT BE FAR AWAY. THEY ARE NEVER DISAPPOINTED: ON HIS SLEIGH, JINGLING THROUGH THE FOREST, THE RED-ROBED FIGURE IS BRINGING PRESENTS FOR ALL.

    OTHER TRADITIONS ARE KEPT UP IN OBERAMMERGAU: ON EACH OF THE FOUR SUNDAYS OF ADVENT A CANDLE IS LIT ON A WREATH OF PINE-BRANCHES. CHRISTMAS NOW, CANNOT BE VERY FAR AWAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB2C8L3U9SBFAYIPUQ7JO7UGHL
    Media URN:
    VLVAB2C8L3U9SBFAYIPUQ7JO7UGHL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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