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1 Danielle Riley Dr. Nagle MWF 11:00
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2 Austria Germany Switzerland
Frohe Festtage! Austria Germany Switzerland

3 1. Januar (am ersten Januar)
Neujahr* New Year's Day 1. 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 In Catholic regions in Feb. or Mar., depending on the date of Easter.
FEBRAUR Mariä Lichtmess Candlemas (Groundhog Day) 2. Februar (am zweiten Feb.) Catholic regions Valentinstag Valentine's Day 14. Februar (am vierzehnten Feb.) Fasching, Karneval Mardi Gras Carnival In Catholic regions in Feb. or Mar., depending on the date of Easter.

5 Internationaler Frauentag
MARZ Tag der Kranken Day of the Ill am ersten Sonntag im März (first Sunday in March; only in Switzerland) Internationaler Frauentag International Women's Day 8. März (am achten März) Josephstag St. Joseph's Day 19. März (am neunzehnten März; only in parts of Switzerland) Mariä Verkündigung Annunciation 25. März (am fünfundzwanzigsten März)

6 APRIL Erster April April Fool's Day 1. April (am ersten April)
Karfreitag* Good Day Friday before Easter Ostern Easter Ostern falls in March or April, depending on the year; Walpurgisnacht Walpurgis 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 Mai* Tag der Arbeit May Day Labor Day
1. Mai (am ersten Mai) Muttertag Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May (Austria, Germany, Switz.)

8 JUNI Vatertag Father's Day
12. Juni nd Sunday in June (Austria only; diff. date in Germany) Johannistag St. John the Baptist's Day 24. Juni (am vierundzwanzigsten Juni) Siebenschläfer St. 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 Commemorative day of the assassination attempt on Hitler in 1944
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 Assumption 15. August

11 SEPTEMBER Michaelis (das) der Michaelistag
Michaelmas (Feast of St. Michael the Archangel) 29. September (am neunundzwangzigsten Sept.) Oktoberfest München Oktoberfest - Munich Two-week celebration beginning in late Sept. and ending on the first Sunday in October. Erntedankfest German 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.

13 1. November (am ersten Nov.)
Allerheiligen All Saints' Day 1. November (am ersten Nov.) Allerseelen All Souls' Day 2. November (am zweiten Nov.) For the Protestant version of the Catholic All Soul's Day. Martinstag Martinmas 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.

14 DEZEMBER Nikolaustag St. 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.) Heiligabend Christmas 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. Weihnachten* 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. Silvester New Year's Eve 31. Dezember (am einunddreißigsten Dez.).

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