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Karfreitag – Good Friday in Germany Posted by on Mar 30, 2018

Today is Karfreitag (Good Friday)! It is a Christian holiday commemorating the Kreuzigung (crucifixion) of Jesus. It is celebrated, or commemorated, differently all over the world, but generally is regarded as a holiday. And so it is in Germany. Let’s find out what Germans do on this day! What does Karfreitag mean? In German, the word Kar does no longer have…

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Gesetzliche Feiertage in Deutschland – Religious holidays in Germany Posted by on Nov 3, 2011

I have recognized that some of you wondered whether October 31 and/or November 1 are gesetzliche Feiertage (official holidays) in Germany or not. Well, both is right and wrong at the same time. Thus, it seems that Germany is still not completely (re-)united!? Although church and state are separated in Germany and Religionsfreiheit (freedom of…

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