9 ways to celebrate Easter like a German
From rolling wheels filled with burning hay down a hill, to waiting for a fox to bring eggs, here are the nine best German Easter traditions.
Advent in Germany – Four Weeks Left till Christmas!
The Germans call the time from December 1st to December 24th “Adventszeit”, which means the time before Christmas Eve.
All Pumpkins’ Night in Germany
Halloween came to us from those ancient pagan times when the Celts celebrated Samhain – the festival of the dead. Nowadays Halloween is a popular holiday with its special traditions and tasty treats!
Autumn in Germany
Discover what to do in Germany in autumn! Don’t miss bright and original holidays celebrated in autumn Germany.
Christ Child – Christkind
It is Christ child, or Christkind, who opens the annual Christmas markets in Nuremberg with “its”, or rather “her” prologue.
Christmas Celebration in Germany
Plenty of Christmas celebration traditions from Germany – Christkindlesmarkts, Christmas tree, Advent – Christmas calendar, and German tasty recipes!
Christmas in Germany
German Christmas traditions all in one comprehensive article. Check out our information on Weihnachten, Christkindlsmarkt, Advent, Tannenbaum and more!
Christmas Markets and Advent in Germany
Germany is famous for its Christmas Markets. Early in December, the oldest and most famous market, Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt is opened.
December in Germany is full of holiday celebrations – here are the stories of German saints celebrated around Christmas. Find out some traditional recipes for Three Kings and Epiphany, St. Lucia’s Day, and some more.
Christmas tree – Tannenbaum
The first appearance of a Christmas tree – Tannenbaum – was recorded in 1605 in Strasburg, and the record said that “…people set up Christmas trees in their rooms…”.
Easter Bunny Recipes
Easter is not all about hard-boiled eggs. You cannot make it with egg salads only! Let’s honor Easter rabbit – the one who hides Easter eggs – by putting “him” on the festive table.
Easter Eggs: Traditions and Recipes
Colored eggs are one of the Easter traditions. Learn how to make them and what to do with them afterwards.
Review of Easter rituals and traditions in Germany.
Find out what Fasching, or Carnival, is, how it gets started and what’s going on during the celebration.
Frohe Weihnachten! Christmas in Germany
Plenty of Christmas celebration traditions from Germany – Christkindlesmarkt, Christmas tree, Advent – Christmas calendar, and some tasty recipes!
German-American Day: Tercentenary History of Friendship
History and celebration of German-American Day in the United States.
German Christmas Markets – Christmas Shopping in Germany
There is nothing so awe-inspiring in the pre-Christmas time as visiting Christkindlmarkt, the German Christmas market.
How Did Halloween Come to Germany?
In the mid-1990s, few in Germany had ever heard of Halloween, and even fewer celebrated it.
Join the Love Republic
Despite the intention of Berlin authorities to cancel Loveparade’2001, it will nevertheless take place one week later than usually — on July 21, 2001.
Love Republic Dos and Don’ts
Here are some do’s and dont’s – what to do and what to avoid at Loveparade.
Love at First …Site?
Keep your heart open for Cupid’s arrows on St. Valentine’s Day.
May Day in Germany, Maypole
May 1st is an official holiday in German-speaking countries. This is the International Workers’ Day. However there are many more interesting traditions connected with this day that were observed in ancient times.
Maiwein (May Wine) is a German drink, dedicated to springtime and flavored with fresh sweet woodruff. Make your own May wine by using a good white wine and flavoring it with woodruff.
Oktoberfest…The Fest of Times
The Munich Oktoberfest, known by the locals as the “Wiesn”, is the biggest public festival in the world. In 2001 it was held with certain restrictions.
St. Andreas’ Day
November 30 is dedicated in the evangelical, catholic and orthodox church to the Saint Andreas the Apostle, the brother of Saint Peter.
St. Barbara’s Day
Do you know where from did come the “Barbarazweig,” the custom of bringing branches into the house on December 4 to bloom on Christmas?
St. Lucia’s Day
St. Lucia’s Day, otherwise called The Festival of Lights, is celebrated on December 13, a week after St. Nikolaus’ Day.
St. Nicholas Day
St. Nicholas Day, or Eve, is celebrated on December 6. This is the favorite holiday of all children – it’s a gift-giving day.
St. Martin’s Day (Martinstag) – November 11
High time to have fun on November, 11th!
St. Thomas’ Day
The Day of St. Thomas, celebrated on December 21, is also the day of the winter solstice, the year’s longest night and shortest da
St. Valentine’s Day
All lovers’ day in Germany, traditions and history.
Ten Years Together: Bored or Happy?
The last of the most decisive turning points of German history happened on October 3, 1990. Reunification was the cherished dream of most Germans after 28 years of living behind the Wall.
The Fall of the Wall and Reunification
The last of the most decisive turnarounds of German history happened on October 3, 1990. Reunification was the cherished dream of most East Germans after 28 years of living behind the Wall.
Three Kings and Epiphany
The Greek word “Epiphanias” means “uprise, appearance”, i.e. appearance of the Lord which was celebrated in the early Christian centuries on January 6.
Tradition of Sylvester, or New Year’s Eve
December 31st – St. Sylvester Day celebration customs.