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Why do Germans call New Year’s Eve ‘Silvester’? Posted by on Dec 29, 2017

Guten Tag! I hope you all had Frohe Weihnachten (Merry Christmas), that you got to spend time with your Familie (family) and open lots of wonderful Geschenke (presents)! Now there are only a few days left until New Year’s Eve and 2018. If you want to learn about German Christmas and New Year’s customs then…

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New Year’s Day Activities In German Posted by on Jan 1, 2016

People always have plenty of ideas for things to do on Silvester (New Year’s Eve) – auf eine Party gehen (go to a party), Zuhause feiern (celebrate at home), Feuerwerk anschauen (watch the fireworks) – but what about on New Year’s Day? New Year’s Day is called der Neujahrstag in German. Like in many other…

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