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1 Referat 2 Danielle Riley Dr. Nagle MWF 11:00

2 Frohe Festtage! Austria Germany Switzerland

3 JANUAR NeujahrNeujahr*New Year's Day1. Januar (am ersten Januar) Heilige Drei Könige* Epiphany, Three Kings 6. Januar (am sechsten Januar) A public holiday in Austria and the states of Baden- Württemberg, Bayern (Bavaria), and Sachsen- Anhalt in Germany.

4 FEBRAUR Mariä Lichtmess Candlemas (Groundhog Day)Groundhog Day 2. Februar (am zweiten Feb.) Catholic regions ValentinstagValentine's Day 14. Februar (am vierzehnten Feb.) FaschingFasching, Karneval Karneval Mardi Gras Carnival Carnival In Catholic regions in Feb. or Mar., depending on the date of Easter.

5 MARZ Tag der KrankenDay of the Ill am ersten Sonntag im März (first Sunday in March; only in Switzerland) Internationaler FrauentagInternational Women's Day8. März (am achten März) JosephstagSt. Joseph's Day 19. März (am neunzehnten März; only in parts of Switzerland) Mariä Verkündigung Annunciation 25. März (am fünfundzwanzigsten März)

6 APRIL Erster AprilApril Fool's Day1. April (am ersten April) Karfreitag*Good DayFriday before Easter OsternEaster Ostern falls in March or April, depending on the year; WalpurgisnachtWalpurgis Night 30. April (am dreißigsten April) in Germany (Harz). Witches (Hexen) gather on eve of St. Walpurga's feast day (May Day).

7 MAI Erster MaiErster Mai* Tag der Arbeit Tag der Arbeit May Day Labor Day 1. Mai (am ersten Mai) MuttertagMother's Day 2nd Sunday in May (Austria, Germany, Switz.)

8 JUNI VatertagFather's Day 12. Juni 2005 2nd Sunday in June (Austria only; diff. date in Germany) JohannistagSt. John the Baptist's Day24. Juni (am vierundzwanzigsten Juni) SiebenschläferSt. Swithin's Day 27. Juni (am siebenundzwanzigsten Juni) Folklore: If it rains on this day it will rain for the next seven weeks. A Siebenschläfer is a dormouse.

9 JULI Gedenktag des Attentats auf Hitler 1944** Commemorative day of the assassination attempt on Hitler in 1944 20. Juli - Germany **This is more of an observance than an official holiday. On July 20, 1944 an assassination plot against Hitler failed when a bomb placed by Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg detonated but only injured the dictator slightly. Von Stauffenberg and his fellow conspirators were arrested and hanged. Today von Stauffenberg and the other plotters are recognized for trying to end Nazi terror and restore democracy in Germany.

10 AUGUST National- feiertag* Swiss National Day 1. August (am ersten Aug.) Celebrated with fireworks Mariä Himmelfahrt Assumption15. August

11 SEPTEMBER Michaelis (das) der Michaelistag Michaelmas (Feast of St. Michael the Archangel) 29. September (am neunundzwangzigsten Sept.) Oktoberfest Oktoberfest München OktoberfestOktoberfest - Munich Two-week celebration beginning in late Sept. and ending on the first Sunday in October. ErntedankfestGerman Thanksgiving End of September or early October; not an official holiday

12 OKTOBER Tag der deutschen Einheit* Day of German Unity 3. Oktober - Germany's national holiday was moved to this date after the Berlin Wall came down. National- feiertag* National Holiday (Austria) 26. Oktober (am sechsundzwanzigsten Okt.) Austria's national holiday, called Flag Day, commemorates the founding of the Republik Österreich in 1955. Halloween 31. Oktober (am einunddreißigsten Okt.) Halloween is not a traditional German celebration, but in recent years it has become increasingly popular in Austria and Germany. Halloween

13 NOVEMBER AllerheiligenAll Saints' Day 1. November (am ersten Nov.) AllerseelenAll Souls' Day 2. November (am zweiten Nov.) For the Protestant version of the Catholic All Soul's Day. MartinstagMartinmas 11. November (am elften Nov.) Traditional roast goose (Martinsgans) and lantern light processsions for children on the evening of the 10th. The 11th is also the official start of the Fasching/Karneval season in some regions. Fasching/Karneval

14 DEZEMBER NikolaustagSt. Nicholas Day 6. Dezember (am sechsten Dez.) - On this day the white-bearded St. Nicholas (not Santa Claus) brings gifts to children who left their shoes in front of the door the night before. Mariä Empfängnis Feast of the Immaculate Conception 8. Dezember (am achten Dez.) HeiligabendChristmas Eve 24. Dezember (am vierundzwanzigsten Dez.) - This is when German children receive their presents (die Bescherung) around the Christmas tree (der Tannenbaum). For Christmas and New Year's vocabulary see our English-German Christmas Glossary and Silvester Glossary.Christmas GlossarySilvester Glossary WeihnachtenWeihnachten*Christmas Day 25. Dezember (am fünfundzwanzigsten Dez.). Zweiter Weihnachtstag* Second Day of Christmas 26. Dezember (am sechsundzwanzigsten Dez.). Known as Stephanstag, St. Stephen's Day, in Austria. SilvesterNew Year's Eve 31. Dezember (am einunddreißigsten Dez.).

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