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wreath with ribbons, tied onto the roof, also known as 'Richtkranz"
Explanation: A wreath with ribbons tied to it known as a ‘Richtkranz, ‘Richtkrone’ or ‘Richtbaum’ is raised up onto the roof. The head carpenter recites a poem known as the Richtspruch or the Zimmermansspruch in which he thanks the client on behalf of all the labourers for work, wages and bread and asks for God’s blessing to be upon the house., can't copy the link; It is based on an old German tradition at a certain stage in the building of a house before the roof is put on.
Ingeborg Gowans Canada Local time: 04:01 Native speaker of: German PRO pts in category: 12