In Great Britain, it is considered lucky for a bride to see a chimney sweep on her wedding day. Legend is told that in the year 1066, King William of Britain was saved by a chimney sweep, who pushed him out of the way of a runaway horse and carriage. As a reward, the king invited the chimney sweep to his daughter’s wedding. Ever since, it has been considered to be good luck to have a chimney sweep at a wedding or special event!
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Decorated nutcrackers date back to the 15th century, when they first appeared in Germany and depicted soldiers, knights, and kings. Over the years, nutcrackers became popular as decorations, especially at Christmas time. This vendor is out on the street selling his wares out of a hand-woven basket. Learn More