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Bescherung

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A seasonal question! I believe "Bescherung" only applies to the distribution of Christmas presents, here usually on Christmas Eve. (Do correct if mistaken!)

I'd like to know the origin of the word but I haven't got a dictionary showing roots and I can't find an online source of German etymology..

Advent cheers to all!

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Wikipedia says it comes from Middle High German 'beschern' meaning "to assign".

Originally it was referring to the 6th (St Nikolaus), as this was when German children got their presents.

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