st martin's day germany
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St. Martin’s Day Celebrations in Germany

St. Martin’s Day or Martinstag is one of the most popular saint’s days in Germany, particularly celebrated by children and young people. Martin of Tours was born in the 4th Century and started out as a Roman soldier, later becoming a monk, and because of his exemplary way of life was …

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Halloween in Germany
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Trick or Treat? Halloween in Germany

Halloween in Germany. While the tradition doesn’t run as deep as it does elsewhere in the world, many German adults and children still enjoy frights and thrills aplenty . Halloween in Germany is barely two decades old but has already become a popular holiday in the country. While German children say “Süßes oder Saures” (“sweet or …

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Birthdays in Germany
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Birthdays in Germany

German Birthday Traditions & Customs. Birthdays in Germany are similar to American and British birthday celebrations, with a few unique exceptions “sprinkled” here and there throughout German-speaking countries. Cake, presents, family and friends are equally important, and no more so than for children. In Germany, a birthday celebration is called …

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