German New Year Traditions!

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

Einen guten Rutsch! In many of the German-speaking areas the change of the year is celebrated noisily and merrily. Guests are invited, there is eating, drinking, dancing and singing. Some participate in the popular custom of “Bleigiessen,” in which a  small piece of melted lead is dropped into a bowl …

Darlene Fuchs

The Traditions of Celebrating Silvester in Germany

By Matthias Knobloch on Email

When the clock strikes midnight on December 31 of each year, people in both, the United States and Germany toast to the New Year with a glass of champagne. Is that the only thing both countries have in common on New Year’s Eve? We shall see: German-speaking countries call the …

Matthias Knobloch