holidays in Germany

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Major holidays in Germany
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This PowerPoint will help you understand
different holidays in Germany and why they
are important.
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Probably the biggest holiday in Germany.
The tradition of Christmas trees started in
Germany.
There are dozens of Christmas foods.
The song “Silent Night” was originally
German.
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A 16 day festival held in Bayern, Germany.
About 7 million liters of beer are drunken in
Bayern during the 16 day festival.
Only beer that is at least 6% alcohol content
and is brewed within the city limits of Munich
is allowed to be used during Oktoberfest.
Oktoberfest is the largest People’s fair in the
world.
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Also known as “Tag der Deutschen Einheit.”
This is the holiday celebrating the reunification
of Germany after the fall of the USSR.
The celebrations are held every year in the
capital of the German state currently presiding
over the Bundesrat.
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The common greeting during Easter in
Germany is Frohe Ostern!
It is common to colorfully paint hollowed out
eggs (buntbemalten Ei).
The Easter bunny is called Osterhase.
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German Lutherans were the first to create
Advent calendars.
The first calendar was handmade in 1851.
The first printed calendar was made in 1902.
Germany started the tradition and continued it
until it became a worldwide phenomenon.

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