German traditions

German New Year’s Eve is also referred to as Sylvester Night. Named after a fourth century pope, the Feast of Saint Sylvester falls on December 31st.
With their fiddly little windows opening up to reveal a treat for each December day in the run-up to Christmas, Advent calendars are a gift that keeps on giving, at least for 24 days.
Widely celebrated in Germany, St. Martin’s Day (Martinstag) is a Catholic feast day dedicated to St. Martin of Tours.
Not only is Nov. 11 Veterans Day (U.S.) and St. Martin's Day (Germany), it also marks the beginning of the "fifth season" in Germany.
You’ll find plenty of cafés scattered across almost every town in Germany.
While you’ve probably heard about Germany's  May day and the poles that go with it, have you heard of the night where witches dance on mountain tops when it's not Halloween?