The Nuejahr or New Year in Germany
is celebrated on the 1st of January according to the Gregorian calendar. People say goodbye to the old year and welcome the New Year in a radiant way. They eat, drink, dance, play games, exchange wishes and even make resolutions for the New Year.
New Year’s Tradition in Germany
On the occasion of the New Year celebrations, the German people do not forget to follow all their customs and traditions. Bleigiessen, a very popular tradition that tells the future, is followed with great enthusiasm by the Germans. They would cast molten lead in cold water and predict the future of people, whatever their form. If it took the form of a heart or a ring, it meant a wedding, a form of boat meant a trip and a pig symbolized a lot of food in the coming year. Another tradition of leaving a little of each food on New Year’s Eve until after midnight ensured a surplus of food year