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German Christmas Advent Calendars – Why So Special?

Another typical German thing – the Christmas Advent Calendar! The famous protestant reformer Martin Luther is initially to ‘blame’ for it. He made out of the strictly biblical holiday, a family-oriented Christmas. Therefore initially the ‘Advent calendar’ was just used as a counting aid for kids. This way, they could count down the 24 days […]

Why We Are Hooked on German Easter Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the most popular foods in Germany. Chocolate making and tasting is literally an art form. Young and old love it in all of its variations – milk, dark, white etc., and it makes its way into homes as yummy bars, figurines, fillings and coatings. So what would Easter be without chocolate? […]

How Did Valentine’s Day Make It to Germany?

Compared to some other countries, it took Germans a while to get the hang of Valentine’s Day. With all those holidays already on hand, why wouldn’t the country embrace this one? And who wouldn’t like a holiday that’s all about romance and love? Or maybe those serious, uptight Germans are just not romantic enough? Not […]