If you missed the world’s largest beer festival – German-Oktoberfest – this does not mean that you have missed a drop-down once a year chance to join the Germans during the large-scale celebration of their national drink – beer. This country abounds in festivals and folk festivals that take place all year round, both in large cities and small unknown towns.
Often centered around beer and wine that reflect an important aspect of German culture, this celebration is much more than a good reason to have a good drink. Although some of them are, in fact, a complete copy of the Munich Oktoberfest . they even pass under a similar name, our list of German beer festivals will help you better understand the culture of German festivals, and just the German culture.
1. The strong beer festival (of starkbierzeit)
Of starkbierzeit is literally translated from German as “strong beer Time”. In General-that, already from the name it becomes clear what to expect from this beer festival. That’s right – a good strong dark beer that dominates the menus of local establishments in the days of the meeting. Unlike the famous Munich Oktoberfest . which has long Continue reading
the Ancient Germans believed that in women there is something sacred, and therefore consulted them as oracles. Often the reverence of men came on, and they worshipped women as a real living goddesses. Imagine the ancient Germans, shaggy and fierce, dressed in animal skins, with war paint on his face. Now, this wild subject had not committed himself one day in a year for tenderly-sweet eulogies “weak half of mankind,” but honestly women were worshiped all year round…
We, modern women, it seems that this holiday was always. Does — our great-grandmother were spared from having to blush with pleasure, listening required the compliments and taking the gift of the branches of stunted Mimosas. Thank you Clara Zetkin and Leonid Ilyich! The decision on annual celebration of International women’s day was taken in 1910 at the second International conference of socialists in Copenhagen, on the proposal of Clara Zetkin. The holiday was first held in 1911 in America and in some European countries and in 1913 — in Russia. In 1966, by order of Leonid Brezhnev, on March 8 became a non-working day in the USSR — and to this day remains as such.
Are we right, proudly calling this day “international”? Judge for yourself. This day is declared a national Continue reading