Traditions & Festivals

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A German tip for your New Year's resolutions

Starting off the year with ambitious plans to become a better person is a widespread Western tradition. What are the most popular resolutions in Germany? And here's how the German language can help you deal with yours.

Guessing instead of waiting

Our Advent calendar 2018

In order to shorten the waiting for Christmas especially for the children, there is a nice tradition: the Advent calendar with 24 doors full of surprises. In our Advent calendar quiz you can open a new door every day and answer a question about German delicacies during Advent season!

Christmas post offices in Germany

Just write a wish list and send it by post to Baby Jesus or Santa Claus – is that possible? Yes! Since the 1960s, the German Post has frequently received Christmas letters from children hoping for an answer. In order not to disappoint the senders, employees in various branches attended the letters and answer them until today.