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Don’t forget , tomorrow is Nov, 1st

Don’t forget , tomorrow is Nov, 1st

Allerheiligen & Allerseelen The first two days of November are Allerheiligen (Nov. 1) and Allerseelen (Nov. 2). Related to Halloween, both holy days are devoted to all of the saints (known and unknown) and to all of the “faithful departed,”. In medieval English,...
The Ice Saints

The Ice Saints

May is a strange weather month in Northern Europe. The past few Aprils in Frankfurt have had a high number of quite hot and sunny days, even if they start out with cool temperatures in the mornings. As May began, however, the temperatures have gone down. You may have...
New Years Eve (Silvester, December 31st)

New Years Eve (Silvester, December 31st)

New Year’s Eve, or Silvester in German-speaking countries, is celebrated with dances (Silvester Balle), Fireworks and bells.  It’s also the saint day of Silvester, a fourth-century Pope. At the stroke of midnight, much like in America, celebrants wish one another ein...