German children start to observe Advent traditions today, when they open the first door of their Advent calendar. Until Dec. 24, each day they will open a door. When all 24 doors are open, they will receive their gifts. In Germany, the gift exchange always is on Christmas Eve.
Archive for November, 2017
In Germany it’s a tradition for children to place their boots outside their rooms the night of Dec. 5 to have them filled by Santa Claus with candy, cookies, nuts, oranges and little gifts. Dec. 6 is “Nikolaustag,” or Santa Claus Day.
The following is a list of performances and events happening in the KMC and nearby locations. Dates are subject to change.
Events Last Minute Mini Bazaar: Good news – there is still time to get your Christmas shopping done! Find unique European treasures at the Last Minute Mini Bazaar held in Heaton Hall Auditorium, Dec. 4 to 7. Stroller-friendly and great for the entire family! Open to ID cardholders from 9 […]
Airman & Family Readiness Center MONDAY Transition GPS Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., A&FRC USA Jobs: 10 a.m. to noon, A&FRC TUESDAY Transition GPS Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., A&FRC Sponsorship – Sponsoring in the KMC: 9 to 10 a.m., A&FRC Sponsorship – Spouse Sponsorship: 10:30 to 11:30 […]
Yoga Instructor Needed! SKIESUnlimited is looking for a yoga instructor to teach children and youth yoga at a variety of levels. We are looking for instructors who are certified to teach and have prior experience leading yoga classes for children and youth. For more information, contact SKIESUnlimited at 486-5412 or […]
Ladies, hear my call. Save. Your. Corks. ‘Tis the season to start thinking about holiday gifts for your friends and loved ones. It is a necessity, nay it is your duty, to collect enough wine corks to make one or all of these cute crafts. Your husband asks, “Are you having a second glass of wine?” and you reply, “This is for your mother’s gift.” What a good daughter-in-law! Your best friend says, “Why do you have so many wine corks? Are you a hoarder?” Au, contraire mon frère! I am gearing up for craft season!
Germans love Christmas cookies so much that they designated an entire word to it: “Plätzchen.“ This means if you’re looking for cookies anytime between January and October, they’re “Kekse” but as soon as the first lights are put up, they will all be replaced by the seasonal “Plätzchen”. Yes, even if the dough is technically the same all year round.