Merry Christmas: Frohe Weihnachten. In Germany, Christmas is celebrated on December 24, 25 and 26. The house is decorated with Christmas motifs such as trees, pyramids, angels and stars made of paper or straw. Typical Christmas food is lamb, duck, fish, sausages or potato or noodle salad. After the meal, the gifts are placed under the tree.
It is also custom that all family members receive a plate full of candy and fruits; The family signs Christmas songs like the well-known “Heilige Nacht, Stille Nacht” (Night of Peace.) and at midnight people go to Mass. They are the facts or works that are transmitted from one generation to another orally or in writing. The word tradition comes from the Latin tradition that comes from the verb “trader” which means to deliver. You could say that tradition is what is our ancestors have given us. In the case of Christmas Day, the most important thing about traditions and customs is not only the exterior aspect but its interior meaning. It is necessary to know why and for what traditions and customs are carried out to live them intensely. This is a way of evangelizing. There are many traditions and customs both Advent and Christmas, which help us to live the Christmas spirit, however, we must remember that this spirit is found in the meditation of the mystery that is celebrated.
How to Say Merry Christmas in German?
Merry Christmas = Frohe Weihnachten
Since the markets begin to emerge in all German cities, they also begin to taste the typical Christmas drinks and dishes. In the stalls, it is quite common to sell roasted sausages, pancakes, and sweets that are accompanied by spiced mulled wine (glühwein) and punch. Christmas Eve dinner is usually light and, for example, in Bavaria, the most common is to eat white sausages and potato salad. Carp is popular for Christmas food, especially in the northern Germani. In contrast, in southern cities, it is more common to eat goose or roast with cabbage, apples stuffed with jam and potato dumplings. Also, as a digestive, a glass of cherry brandy (kirsch) cannot be missed.
Candy is also essential in German Christmas Cuisine. Sweet pasta and Christmas bread (Christstollen) can be purchased at any market. Santa Claus in person welcomes this market where children have the opportunity to cook Christmas cookies and make candles and all kinds of Christmas decorations with their own hands. In addition, Santa Claus arrives on a train loaded with gifts.
How to Say "Merry Christmas" in German ?
Posted by Daily News Gallery on Friday, December 13, 2019