New Year’s eve in Germany
New Year in Germany is celebrated on January 1 as per the Gregorian Calendar. People bid farewell to the old year and welcome the New Year in a rocking manner. They eat, drink, dance, play games, exchange wishes and even make resolutions to bring in the New Year.
New Year’s Tradition
In Germany, you can now taste dishes that invite conviviality like a raclette or a fondue. We traditionally avoid eating poultry so that luck does not fly away. We also drink sparkling wine, champagne , a drink made from mulled wine in which we pour a flambéed sugar bread with rum. At midnight, there are everywhere great fireworks and an explosion of firecrackers. If it was once used to drive out evil spirits, today is rather a way to express its joy … The Germans like to know what the new year holds for them, that is why we are still witnessing the tradition of BleigieBenit consists in casting molten lead in cold water, and in interpreting the forms obtained. On 1 stJanuary is rather set in the quiet, usually around a brunch.