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World in Progress: The origins of 'Silent Night'

Heidi Fuller-Love
December 19, 2018

The classic Christmas song Stille Nacht, better known around the globe as Silent Night, is one of the world's most celebrated Christmas carols. It's been translated into more than 300 languages and is part of UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list. The song was first sung 200 years ago during a Christmas mass in the small Austrian village of Oberndorf.