December 24, 1818, what is probably the world’s most famous Christmas song, “Silent Night,” was first composed in Austria.
The celebration of “Silent Night” was celebrated on Christmas Eve with a concert in the Pacific Night Chapel in Oberndorf in Austria, about 20 minutes away from Salzburg, writes NRK .
There are several translations of “Happy Christmas” to Norwegian, but it is Bernhard Severin Ingemanns to Danish from 1850 who is mostly used.
The song is originally written by Joseph Mohr and translated into more than 300 languages and dialects, according to the BBC . In 2011, the song was added on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.