The holiday season is widely considered as special for various reasons and is filled with many traditions and customs many people hold dear. Germany is famous for its Christmas traditions such as Advent, the Christmas tree, Nikolaustag, Christmas Markets, Christmas characters, sweets, and foods. Many of these Christmas traditions have spread around the globe and have become an important part of local Christmas festivities in many different cultures including the U.S.
Together with Maria McPherson and Margaret Stolzoff, we will compare how the holidays are celebrated in Germany and the U.S. How did they carry on their own family rituals in a different cultural environment while also embracing their host nation’s holiday customs and festivities along the way? Furthermore, we will also give some insights into the most interesting things you can do during this time in the KMC area.
The event will take place at the Congress Center Ramstein, Am Neuen Markt 4, Ramstein-Miesenbach and is free of cost. We look forward to a certainly interesting discussion about your experience of the German holiday season in the area with Christmas cookies and a cup of famous German Kinderpunsch!