Germany

Written By Hannah Pyatt

Flag and Geography

Flag

The German flag consist of 3 colors Black, Red, and Yellow.

Map of country

The capital of Germany is Berlin and some country's that border it are Denmark, Poland, France, and Switzerland

Customs and Home life

Special customs of the Germany

The most common form of saying hi is a handshake. Germans generally do not greet strangers on the street.Chewing gum in public is inappropriate.Germans eat with the fork in the left hand and the knife in the right.

Symbols or Monuments

I believe that the Berlin Wall, Victory Tower, And the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church are all important monuments to Germany.

Coustumes worn in the country

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Dress

Traditional costumes include Lederhosen (leather pants), Dirndlkleider (dresses with gathered waists and full skirts, worn with an apron), Bavarian suits, and alpine hats.

Food

Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake is made with layers of chocolate cake soaked in kirsch (a type of brandy), cherries, and whipped cream.

Holidays

Fasching


Fasching is Carnival the celebrations begin at the 11th minute of the 11th hour and are meant to say bye to winter and a welcome spring. All schools close for a week, and children and adults dress up. Parades with music and dancing happen on this day.

Sylvester


New Year's celebrations begin on Sylvester (31 Dec.) with fireworks and parties, followed by a public holiday on 1 January. Germans like to go skiing and hiking in the snow during this season.