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Valentine’s Day in Germany

Valentine’s Day in Germany

Valentinstag (14. February) Though celebrating Valentine’s Day has only become popular within the last few decades in Germany, there are several traditions the Germans have taken on whole-heartedly. This includes giving cards, sweet treats and flowers to their...
Tomorrow is Epiphany

Tomorrow is Epiphany

Heilige Drei Konige ‘January 6th’ Holiday only in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Saxony-Anhalt Epiphany (known as the Holy Three Kings in German) is the end of our famous “12 Days of Christmas,” which begins on December 25th and ends on January 6th. Germans...
Fireworks

Fireworks

Today is December 28th… German stores are now allowed to sell fireworks. By law the stores are not to sell them any earlier than 3 working days before New Year and only until the 31st of Dec… There are a few rules and regulations you should know about before...
Nutcrackers

Nutcrackers

Christmas would not be Christmas in Germany without the colorful bearded soldiers made of wood. Nutcrackers are a global phenomenon, with exports reaching places like Japan and Australia. Nutcrackers in the form of wooden carvings of a soldier or other profession have...