Not just the house but even towns cities and villages are lit up in lights to welcome the season. Nicholas day which falls on december 6th every year.
Germany celebrates christmas with two public holidays 25 and 26 december.
When is christmas celebrated in germany. When christmas eve falls on a working day the shops are open until noon and they are very busy as people buy their last presents or food for the festive meal. Shops and offices are usually open until noon unless it is a sunday and then everything closes up for a mainly silent and quiet time spent with family. The christmas celebration in germany begins on the 24 th of december.
Christmas eve heiliger abend is celebrated in germany on december 24 it is the last day of advent and the start of the christmas season. In many parts of europe including austria germany and switzerland the christmas celebration does not end until this date now considered the arrival of the three kings of the orient in bethlehem and the end of the twelve days of christmas between christmas and january 6. Many people spend the day with their family.
It starts in germany with oberstdorf germany on the 29th or 30th december and garmisch partenkirchen germany on new year s day and continues in austria with innsbruck austria on 3rd or 4th of january and bischofshofen austria on the 6th january. One of the biggest christmas traditions in germany is st. The evening before children are asked to polish their boots and leave them outside of their front door.
The children have to leave the room until the christmas bell rings. For many people 24 december christmas eve is divided into a hectic morning and a festive evening. Shops are open much of the day and celebrations do not start before the afternoon.
Large meals with traditional foods are served and christmas decorations are displayed. How is christmas celebrated in germany. Many people spend the afternoon and evening decorating christmas trees attending church services eating traditional dishes and opening christmas presents.
Germany and most other countries celebrates christmas on december 24 the holy night. Over christmas and the new year in germany and austria the famous ski jumping four hills tournament vierschanzentournee is held. Christmas day in germany christmas day is a public holiday in germany on december 25.
From santa to silent night. Christmas in germany is called weihnachten and it is a three day holiday. Several town squares and city hall even have their own christmas trees beautifully decorated with lights and ornaments.
The main celebration is on christmas eve heiligabend december 24th. Christmas celebrations start in germany on 24th december christmas eve when christmas gifts are exchanged. On 25th december christmas day and 26 december usually the family gets together for celebrations and also the religious christians will visit christmas mass during these days.