Holidays & Observances in Germany
Germany is a central European country. Though it has a rocky past, present day Germany is a highly prosperous country with the fourth best economy in the world. The cultural element that Germans are probably most proud of is their roster of great thinkers. Ludwig van Beethoven, Karl Marx, and Albert Einstein are just a few on a long list of German figures. Christianity is the most popular religion in Germany and its holidays are very important. Germany celebrates holidays with food, drink, and colorful traditions completely unique to Germany. Though most holidays are festive events, Germans take their mourning days seriously. On many mourning days festivities and music are prohibited.