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December 27th, 2011
Episode 150 of 156 episodes
Thisweekend is Christimas, so today is a good opportunity to learn some "Weihnachts" vocabularynight die Nachtchristmas Weihnachtentree der Baumfir tree der Tannenbaumthe present das Geschenkto give a present etwas schenkenfamily die Familiea feast das FestmahlAdvent der AdventAdvent wreath der AdventskranzIn preparation for Weihnachten (Christmas), many German families celebrate Advent. This is a time of religious preparation for the arrival of das Christkind (the Christ Child). Traditional advent activities include the Adventskranz (Advent wreath), which is set up on the 4th sunday before Christmas Day, the beginning of the season. Four candles adorn the wreath, and a new one is lit each week. Families often sing Christmas carols as they gather around the wreath to celebrate the preparation and Christmas season. Children also enjoy the Christmas calendar, which contains 24 doors (one for each day of December leading up to Christmas). Children open one door each day, and find a chocolate treat awaiting them. Many of the calendars also include pictures inside the doors, often Christmas-related.Luzern, 22.12.2011Stephan WiesnerUse this free podcast to learn to speak German. http://german-podcast.blogspot.com