History of the original Moravian star Moravian star adorn in the advent and Christmas season many homes, churches, social institutions, but also streets, squares and showcase. The originating from the small Saxon town of Herrnhut tradition to assemble the star in the family circle and hang him on the first Sunday in advent, is distributed worldwide and has a long tradition. The tradition to assemble the star in the family and on the first Sunday of advent to hang him, has a long tradition and is closely related to the history of the Moravian Church, an evangelical non-denominational Church connected. At the beginning of the 18th century descendants found the Protestant Moravian Church, which during the Counter-Reformation had left their home in Bohemia and Moravia, on the estate of the counts of interest village in Upper Lusatia is a new home. The place Herrnhut founded by you under the hat of the Lord was to the point of origin for the new Herrnhut Moravian Church and a worldwide missionary activity. While the members of the community in many parts of the world of their mission work devoted themselves to their children in the Moravian received a very good education boarding schools for their future life.
At the beginning, the maths was so the first star in the boarding school of the Moravian Church were made. At the beginning of the 19th century an educator on the occasion of the anniversary of a school built a star made of paper and cardboard and posted it with lighting. Later, the star craft was recorded in the mathematics and geometry classes, to improve the spatial thinking and to form geometric body and put together. At the beginning of the advent season, students built the star together and decorate their boarding lounges with these. Those quiet hours in the community were so at the same time happy hours in the boarding school groups and also helped the children easier to get over the separation from their families and the pre-Christmas time to enjoy. They adopted this custom later than childhood memories in their own families. As to the meaning of the Moravian Church is also the former Dedicated boarding school children often missionary activities in a variety of countries, spread to the custom of “Sternelns” all over the world.
To date, so the tradition has received to build the star on the first Sunday of advent in the family circle and ushering in the contemplative Christmas time. The original Moravian star is the oldest German Christmas star and was initially lit with rapeseed oil lamps. The first detectable star was built in 1821. The Christmas decorations symbolizes the star of Bethlehem from biblical history. Yvonne Kieschnick