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DAY 3 – Harrer Chocolat

Read my previous blog posts about Harrer here and here

Karl Harrer tempering
Karl Harrer hand tempering on marble (photo credit: Harrer Chocolat)

1. What’s your favourite family tradition during this period of the year?
For many years now, on 24 December Karl gets up very early in the morning to go back to his hometown Mattersburg in Austria. Christmas starts there for him with breakfast on the main square among family. And more importantly, he brings back home the lights of Betlehem. 

2. The Xmas song that puts you in the mood for the holiday season?
I cannot start decorating the Christmas tree without listening to Bojtorján band’s song “A mai nap” (This day) and of course Christmas Eve is not complete without “Stille Nacht” (Silent Night).

3. What does the Xmas period mean to your chocolate business?
The period before Christmas is probably the busiest for a pastry shop, but also full of love because we can watch the children joyfully eating their chocolate Santas and the happiness in the eyes of those who got our products as gifts for Christmas. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day is spent among family, these are the only days in the year when we are closed for business. 

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