Traditions & Festivals

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Our advent calendar 2019

In order to shorten the waiting for Christmas especially for the children, there is a beautiful tradition in Germany: the advent calendar with 24 doors full of surprises. We, too, have a magical story and great surprises for you!

1 May

A holiday with many facets

On 1 May, people throughout Germany celebrate the end of the cold season. A number of colourful customs and traditions get people out of their houses. But the day also has political significance.

A German tip for your New Year's resolutions

Starting off the year with ambitious plans to become a better person is a widespread Western tradition. What are the most popular resolutions in Germany? And here's how the German language can help you deal with yours.

Guessing instead of waiting

Our Advent calendar 2018

In order to shorten the waiting for Christmas especially for the children, there is a nice tradition: the Advent calendar with 24 doors full of surprises. In our Advent calendar quiz you can open a new door every day and answer a question about German delicacies during Advent season!