Bamberg, Germany

On Epiphany it is a custom to make such markings on doors in Germany.  The numbers, are sometimes written as “20+12”, representing the year.  And the letters, “CMB”, stand for the 3 Magi: Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar. It is considered a blessing to receive the numbers and letters on your door and are left until completely faded.

Scribbles and Smiles by J Christina

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