are you ready for celebrate Christmas? We hope so!!
In the meantime, we’ve decided to keep you company during this month and give your some information and curiosity on different Christmas tradition. We are starting with GERMAN TRADITIONS!
German celebration officially start the 11th November, St Martin day. For that day, children use to make lanterns and bring them to the procession. Then from the 1st December every child gets one advent calendar: each day they open one box and promise to do a good deed. On the 6th December, St. Nicholas brings chocolate and sweets, such as Lebkuchen or Christollen. Few days later, precisely the 24th night, Santa Claus brings gift and presents children have been waiting for.
Advent r Advent
Advent calendar(s) r Adventskalender (-)
Advent season e Adventszeit
Advent wreath r Adventskranz
Baked goods, pastry s Gebäck
candle e Kerze
candy s/r Bonbon
Christmas carol(s) s Weihnachtslied (-er)
Christmas card(s) e Weihnachtskarte (-n)
Christmas tree r Christbaum
cinnamon star(s) r Zimtstern (-e)
garland (n.) e Girlande (-n)
gift(s), present(s) s Geschenk (-e)
Happy New Year! Prosit Neujahr!