"Silent Night, Holy Night" Celebration

"Silent Night, Holy Night" Celebration

December 24
The world's best known Christmas carol, "Silent Night, Holy Night," was written and composed by Franz Gruber and Father Josef Mohr. The carol was first performed on Christmas Eve, 1818, at St. Nickola Church in Oberndorf, Austria. This event is commemorated in Oberndorf, Hallein, Wagrain, Salzburg, and other towns in the state of Salzburg by holding a candlelight procession on December 24. Everyone sings the carol as they march to the church and again when they are inside. It is usually sung in various languages to honor the many nations where the birth of the Christ child is celebrated.
CONTACTS:
Silent Night Association
Stille-Nacht-Platz 7, Untersbergstrasse 25
Oberndorf
Salzburg, A-5110 Austria
43-6272-4225-39; fax: 43-6272-4225-14
English Version is not available
SOURCES:
EncyChristmas-2003, p. 144
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 12