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Christmas markets in Europe are once again facing uncertainty due to rising Covid cases.

  • The on-going fourth Covid19 wave in Europe has once again put a question mark on whether Christmas celebrations will be allowed or not.
  • In Germany, the states of Bavaria and Saxony have cancelled Christmas markets for this year owing to rising cases whereas in the UK, Brexit is giving headaches to organisers.
  • But not everyone is following suit. Many Christmas markets in other parts of Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark will remain open. For now.
  • Christmas markets are a whole industry unto themselves, generating billions of Euros worth of revenue in Germany itself. For many stall owners, a major source of their annual income.
  • Read on to know what’s happening this year with Christmas markets and how disruption in global supply chains make things more expensive this Yuletide season.
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