November Church Holidays in Germany

November always seems a sad month in Germany. One reason is the weather. Although November days can be absolutely beautiful, especially when the sun is shining and you can see the trees with all their colourful leaves. But often it’s just wet or damp or foggy. Then there are several church/ public holidays, seven, in … Read more

Ich geh’ mit meiner Laterne

In many areas of Germany children will go out tonight with their lanterns and sing this song. But why? The 11 November is St Martin’s Day (Martinstag). Martin was a Roman soldier who was always very kind and helpful. One legend tells the story of Martin meeting a beggar in a snowstorm. Martin cut his … Read more

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