Activity 1

Kapitel 8

1 Special Occasions

http://www.food-links.com/countries/germany/german-domestic-life-special-occasions.php

Read the article about “Special Occasions” and then answer the questions.

1. Where in Germany are most of the Catholics and the Protestants?
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2. What is supposed to bring luck at the Polterabend?
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3. Who comes to the Herrenabend?
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4. How often does the Oktoberfest take place? For how many days?
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5. What is a special dish served on New Year’s Eve?
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6. What is the festival called that is similar to Mardi Gras?
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7. Can you go shopping on Karfreitag?
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8. What is a Pfingstausflug?
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9. For which specialty is Nürnberg known?
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10. When is Sankt Nikolaus Tag?
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