Traditions

The Ten German Words of Christmas: Plätzchen

Take a look at the article “10 words that reveal Germany’s Christmas culture” that was published on the Deutsche Welle website on December 12, 2016, with this link: http://www.dw.com/en/words-you-need-to-understand-christmas-in-germany/a-36650001, Permalink:  http://dw.com/p/2TmL3 Plätzchen Follow Deutsche Welle on Twitter on @dw_culture and send them your favorite ones.

The Ten German Words of Christmas: Vorfreude

Take a look at the article “10 words that reveal Germany’s Christmas culture” that was published on the Deutsche Welle website on December 12, 2016, with this link: http://www.dw.com/en/words-you-need-to-understand-christmas-in-germany/a-36650001, Permalink:  http://dw.com/p/2TmL3 Vorfreude Follow Deutsche Welle on Twitter on @dw_culture and send them your favorite Christmas words.

Let the Spirit Move You – Deutscher Pfingstgottesdienst

Let the Spirit move you in German and other languages!  Pastor Karin Liebster and Vicar Iris Schneider-Ungar of Christ the King Lutheran Church cordially invite you and your family to celebrate with them a German-language Pentecost service on May 15 at 4:00 p.m.  in the wonderfully renovated church (nave).  The […]

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Karneval, Fasching, Fastnacht – Whatever you Call it, it’s Party Time in Germany

It is time to celebrate in Germany – again! Karneval or Fasching– also referred to as the “Fifth Season” is about to start, leading to its high points during carnival weekend, on Rosenmontag (the Monday before Ash Wednesday), and Faschingsdienstag (Fat Tuesday) until midnight, when Lent begins with Aschermittwoch (Ash […]

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Frohes Neues Jahr! – How we Celebrate, Indulge our Superstitions, and Hope for Good Luck

The end of the year in Germany is marked by great parties, outrageous fireworks in private and large municipal displays, and a series of traditions, depending on age and location, and, last but definitely not least,  by the Neujahrsansprache (New Year´s Address) by the German Chancellor on the first day […]

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Who Brings Gifts to Your Children: Christkindl, Weihnachtsmann, Väterchen Frost, or Santa Claus?

Advent or die Vorweihnachtszeit, the time leading up to Christmas Eve, is a very special time for children of all ages. On December 1 children open the first window of their Adventskalender – often filled with chocolate – to shorten and sweeten the waiting period until the Christkind brings presents […]

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