In the icy cold of the Rixdorfer Christmas Market
Dörte Bischop writes: “Every year on one advent weekend roughly 60 people get involved in a Diospi Suyana stall on the Rixdorfer Christmas Market. Three sisters and one husband started this tradition back in 2014 and are supported by a wide circle of friends. Apart from the family the hard core is also made up of members of the Evangelisch-Freikirchlichen Gemeinden Oranienburg and Berlin-Kreuzberg. They work their hands to the bone, freeze their toes off, burn their hands on the grill or scream their hearts out. And they do all this for Diospi Suyana and because it is fun.
The corner-location of the stall was ideal. In 2018 we could sell high-quality, self-made goods. Our sales hits were crocheted dolls, nespresso ornaments and knitwear. To keep the wolf from the door we offered biscuits, punch and of course the bio-bratwursts made by the Upper Lusatian butchers Mörl.
Our stall is now a regular so that some Christmas Market visitors come directly to our stall, because they remember us and our selection from previous years. Despite the market being closed on Saturday due to an expected thunderstorm it was well worth the effort. We are delighted that the next generation is also getting stuck in: we do appreciate the youth of today!”
The profit made is a four-digit sum. A cordial “Dankeschön” from Curahuasi to all helpers – we hope none of you caught a cold during the Christmas Market!