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27 December / The Smoke Nights

The Smoke Nights
In the folklore of the German-speaking lands, when “The Twelves” are counted, it’s not a matter of days but uneasy nights. The period is regarded as a sort of calendric limbo in which one year dissolves into the other, and the otherworldly leaks into the mundane. During this time, our ancestors come to visit us. Please leave the dining table full of foods for them.