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Holidays in Germany
   Sarah Szczepanski
  High School German
   Neujahr              Ostern          Oktoberfest

     Tag der
    Deutschen           Fasching         Nikolaustag

                                                Proceed to

Heiligabend     Weihnachten        Silvester
                             (New Year)
1. Januar
•People celebrate this holiday like in
•Many parties
•Lots of fireworks
•“Gutes Neu Jahr”
•Church bells ring when the clock hits 12
•Little children play New Year Games
•Eating cabbage and carrots ensures
financial stability

•The most important holiday besides
Weihnachten in Germany
•Easter trees are used for decoration
and eggs are usually hung on them
•Oftentimes the eggs are used every
•Little children search for Easter
•Everyone goes to church
•Students do not have to go to
Der Monat Oktober
•Not really a holiday, just a big celebration
•Takes place in München
•Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese
from Saxony-Hildburghausen on 12. October
•Citizens of München were invited to join the
•The fields, now known as Wiesn, were originally
named after the Princess (Theresienwiesen)
•Horse races took place, and the decision to have
the races the following year eventually led to the
celebration of Oktoberfest
      Tag der Deutschen Einheit
                    (Day of German Unity)
3. Oktober
•National holiday commemorating the reunification of East and West
Germany in 1990
•The Berlin Wall fell on 11. November 1989, but that date was not
chosen as the Day of German Unity because it was the anniversary of
               Fasching, Karneval
11. November
•Very important in Köln, but not as
important in other countries
•Mainly is celebrated by Catholics
•Begins on November 11th, doesn’t end
until three months later
•Rosenmontag, the 42nd day before Easter,
is the day where it climaxes
•Seen as a time where people can “go
crazy” and “let their hair down” before
Lent begins
•Many people wear different costumes
and have a lot of celebrations
                         (St. Nicholas Day)
6. Dezember
•Many kids put a clean boot (Nikolaus-
Stiefel) out on the night of December 5th
•The boots are filled with gifts, such as
nuts, fruits, chocolate, and sweets,
when St. Nikolaus comes around
•If the children were bad the previous
year, they would get a tree branch (die
Rute) instead of gifts
•Knecht Ruprecht is St. Nikolaus’ helper
     •Knecht Ruprecht threatened to
     beat the children for misbehavior
                         (Christmas Eve)
24. Dezember
•Most important night of the Christmas
•The children have to leave the room where the
tree (der Tannenbaum) is until the Christmas bell
is rung
•When bell rings, the kids can go into the room
and the presents will be under the decorated tree
or der Weihnachtsmann himself will be there
•Gifts are opened (die Bescherung - the
exchanging of gifts)
•Dinner is served
•Families conclude the night by attending church
                          (Christmas Day)
25. Dezember
•Tradition of advent calendars (der
•Extended families get together to
celebrate and share a meal
•Christmas Day is not as important
as it is in America because most of
the festivities occur on Christmas
                          (New Year’s Eve)
31. Dezember
•Everybody celebrates New Year’s
•Many cities and towns have parties
•Party at the Brandenburger Tor is
the most famous
•Bleigiessen: the tradition of telling
the future
    •Molten lead was dropped into
    cold water, and based on the
    shape it formed, someone’s
    future would be predicted
           Review Question
    An welchem Tag feiert man die
       Weidervereinigung von
    On which day is the reunification of Germany celebrated?

A. 3. Oktober
B. 11. November
C. 9. Oktober
 Man feiert die Weidervereinigung
 von Deutschland am 3. Oktober.
One celebrates the reunification of Germany on October 3rd.
Obwohl die Wiedervereinigung am
11. November war, feiert man sie
      nicht am diesen Tag.
Although the reunification was on November 11th, it is not
                celebrated on that day.

       Verantwort noch einmal, bitte!
                      Please answer again.
Man feiert die Weidervereinigung
 von Deutschland nicht am 9.
One does not celebrate the reunification of Germany on
                     October 9th.

     Verantwort noch einmal, bitte!
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