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Hi! Welcome to Weekly Words Holidays! Today's topic is New Year’s Day. Yay! I want to go to the beach. It’s the same around the world, January 1st, New Year’s Day, it’s a new year.
1. Neujahrstag "New Year's Day "
Der Neujahrstag ist ein gesetzlicher Feiertag. "The New Year's Day is a holiday” in Germany, and it's where everybody kind of rest to be honest, because most people go out on New Year's Eve and go out until I don't know 5,6 am, and watch fireworks.
2. Neujahrgebäck "New Year's Day's pastries"
Well Germans love pastries, is already known, and we'll since everybody is really late out on New Year's Eve, I mean I guess people eat late, too. So people eat at 3:30, coffee time! You know people wake up late and then they eat.
Das Neujahrgebäck wird normalerweise mit der ganzen Familie gegessen. "The New Year's Day's Pastries is usually eaten with the whole family." And you spend the new year with your family.
3. Glücksbringer "Lucky Charm"
An Neujahr gibt man als Geschenk Glückbringer. "On New Year's Day in Germany you give Lucky Charms as a gift."
They're often in the form of sweet made of marzipan. I don’t know if you know, but marzipan is from Germany. Well people, I guess it depends, some people love it and some people don’t. I love it and it's very famous for most sweets and it tastes also very sweet, and it’s usually with chocolate around it. It's my favorite.
4. Neujahrsansprache der Bundeskanzlerin "New Year's Address by the Chancellor"
The Chancellor gives a speech in New Year’s Day and it’s everywhere on TV and it’s kind of welcoming, welcoming the new years.
Die Neujahrsansprache der Bundeskanzlerin wird meistens im Fernsehen angeschaut und zwar mit der ganzen Familie. "On New Year's Day the New Year's Address by the Chancellor is usually shown on TV and watched by the whole family."
5. Frohes Neues Jahr "Happy New Year"
So once the clock hits midnight, and the fireworks are up, everybody is wishing each Happy New Year, and hugging each other, and being happy for the new year. Frohes Neues Jahr!
Frohes Neues Jahr! Frohes Neues Jahr! Frohes Neues Jahr! Happy New Year!
Thank you for watching Weekly Words Holidays, and if you have been to Germany during New Years, let me know in the comments! What was your experience and where did you go? Don't forget to subscribe. See you soon! Bye!


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Monday at 04:04 AM
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robert groulx
Wednesday at 11:17 PM
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thank you for the lesson

my favorite word is Frohes Neues Jahr


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Thursday at 11:16 PM
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Hello Zoran,

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Have you already checked our Culture Class: Essential German Vocabulary series?


This lesson is especially focused on German sweets:


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Tuesday at 03:36 AM
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I do love Marzipan, also. My first contact with that sweet was when I was just a kid, around 5 or 6 years. What is important? Well, that sweet was from Germany, my aunt bring it to me, as so many nice and good things for children. I beloved Germany via those luxurious things, because in former Yugoslavia we didn't had so many whole lotta sweeties, and toys .

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Tuesday at 12:10 AM
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I was born in Baddconnstadt. In 1963 August 29th at the Army hospital. Came back in 1981 in the army stayed until 1983 Neu Ulm. I loved it. Wish I could come back. But maybe if I learn a little more I could.