Germany is one of the most celebrated festivals in Europe. Tourists from different countries come to see these festivals. Many types of festivals are celebrated in Germany. Today we will know about the most popular festivals in Germany –
1. German Unity Day
German Unity Day is October 3 which is celebrated as an official holiday. It commemorates the anniversary of the German reunion in 1990 when West Germany and East Germany merged. These days the celebrations are organized by the big cities, usually the state capital.
2. Oktoberfest, Munich
The world’s largest beer festival is Germany’s ‘Oktoberfest’. It is one of the country’s most traditional festivals. The festival opens in Munich on Sunday 22 September. Runs until October 7th. Munich rises to light around Oktoberfest. This ancient festival began in 1810. A huge celebration was held on the occasion of the wedding of the German princess Ludwig and the Saxon princess Theresa. Every year since then, celebrating the festival has become a Tradition.
3. Karneval, Cologne
The Cologne Carnival is a carnival that is celebrated every year in Cologne, Germany. Traditionally the “fifth season” was announced at 11 a.m. on November 11 at 11 p.m. Street Carnival, a week-long street festival, also known as “Crazy Days,” which is held between Fat Thursday and Ash Wednesday. The highlight of the carnival is Rose Monday, two days before Ash Wednesday. All these days, people in Cologne spread masks. People wear colorful dresses on this day.
4. Reeperbahn, Hamburg
Wraparound is a road and recreation district in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg. It is one of the two centers of nightlife in Hamburg and the city’s main red-light district. In German, it is also nicknamed Die Syndigist Mile and Keys. The Ripburn Festival is a festival in the largest club festival. People enjoy the day very well.
5. Berlinale, Berlin
Berlin International Film Festival, commonly known as Berlinale. It is celebrated every year in Berlin, Germany. Established in West Berlin in 1951, the festival has been held every February since 1978. It is one of the “Big Three” alongside the Venice Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival.
6. Walpurgis Night
Walpurgis Night St Walpurgis Night is celebrated on the night of April 30 and the day of May 1. The festival commemorates the transfer of the emblem of St. Walburga and his Eichstadt, both of which took place on 1 May 870. In some parts of the Christian world, people are burning wild on the occasion of St. Walpurga to ward off evil spirits and witches.
7. Hafengeburtstag, Hamburg
Hafengeburtstag is a public festival and fanfare in Hamburg, Germany. It takes place on the first weekend of May to celebrate the anniversary of Germany’s largest port of Hamburg. In 2019, the 830th birthday was celebrated and a new record was set. It attracted more than a million visitors, among them many tourists from abroad who visited the city. The modern public festival has been held since 1977.
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Christmas Eve is celebrated in Germany on December 24. Christmas Day is widely celebrated. Together, both days are considered as one of the most culturally significant celebrations of the Christian world and Western society. The Houses are decorated with colorful light.
9. Cannstatter Volksfest in Stuttgart
Cannstatter Volksfest is the Volksfest beer festival and travel fanfare in Stuttgart, Germany. It ends on the second Sunday of October. The festival is held in Canterstraw Wassen for three weekly holidays over a period of three weekends. It is also sometimes referred to as a Stuttgart beer festival by foreign visitors, although it is actually an autumn fair.
10. New Year’s Day in Germany
New Year’s Day is an official holiday in Germany. It is also known as January 1, the first day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. Between December 31 and January 1, many start the new year with sparkling wine and fireworks.