* Students in Germany must attend school through the 9 th grade. After that students either go to a trade school or keep attending public school until the 13th grade ( roughly 18 years old) If they want to go to college. *
“ Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival held each year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to early October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and the world's largest fair, with some six million people attending every year. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture”- Definition from Wikipedia.com Wurstl- tradition Bavarian Sausage Children dressed in tradition Bavarian Dress Bavarian – the old name of Germany. The culture od Germany and the high Alps region is called Bavarian Culture. Yodeling is traditional form of music commonly found at Oktoberfest.
St. Nicholas Day is celebrated on December 6th in Germany as well as in other European countries. On the evening before the 6th, children place their newly cleaned shoes in front of the door in the hope that Nicholas might fill them with nuts, fruits, chocolate, and sweets .
Germany: Customs Traditions: The Christmas Tree originated in Germany. A fir tree was brought in to the house and decorated with candles in honor of the Advent. Later candies and stripes of cloth were tied to the tree for decorations.
Country Literacy Rate Language Customs Traditions Germany 99-100% German (Germanic Language) Oktoberfest Bavarian Culture in the Mountains Christmas- gave us first Christmas tree
Russia has a free education system guaranteed to all citizens by the Constitution and has a literacy rate of 99.4%.Entry to higher education is highly competitive. As a result of great emphasis on science and technology in education, Russian medical, mathematical, scientific, and space and aviation research is generally of a high order- from Wikipedia.com
Follow link to here the Russian alphabet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_alphabet
One tradition in Russia is to eat milk pudding and cheesecake on Christmas.
RUSSIA: Customs and Traditions Milk Pudding Cheesecake
Country Literacy Rate Language Customs Traditions Germany 99-100% German (Germanic Language) Oktoberfest Bavarian Culture in the Mountains Christmas- gave us first Christmas tree Russia 99-100% Russian (Slavic Language) Ballet originated in Russia Christmas
“ Liberté, égalité, fraternité ”- Liberty, Equality, Fraternity ( motto of the French Revolution & France)
Bastille Day is the French national holiday which is celebrated on 14 July each year. It commemorates the 1790 storming of the Bastille fortress-prison was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern nation, and of the reconciliation of all the French inside the constitutional monarchy which preceded the First Republic, during the French Revolution.- definition from Wikipedia.com
In France during Christmas there are family reunions, gifts, and candy for the children. There are also gifts for the poor and people give to charities. Because France is 80% Roman Catholic and most families attend Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.
Country Literacy Rate Language Customs Traditions Germany 99-100% German (Germanic Language) Oktoberfest Bavarian Culture in the Mountains Christmas- gave us first Christmas tree Russia 99-100% Russian (Slavic Language) Ballet originated in Russia Christmas France 99% French (Romantic Language) Bastille Day- July 14. Ended the Monarchy in France. Christmas- Midnight Mass France is 80% Roman Catholic
Follow the link to hear some phrases in Italian http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/italian/guide/phrases.shtml How to say hello in Italian: Ciao an informal term for Hello. It can also be used for Goodbye.
The UK is home to some very famous and old university's such as Oxford (England), Cambridge (England), & St. Andrews (Scotland).
United Kingdom: Traditions The United Kingdom has been steeped in traditions and customs for centuries. Some of the unique celebrations are the Highland Games (Scotland), Guy Fawkes Day (England), Boxing Day (England), and Cheese Rolling (England) and singing traditional music.
In England afternoon tea is a custom that has carried on for centuries. Traditionally at four o’clock every afternoon, afternoon tea is served hot with small pastries or sandwich's.
Country Literacy Rate Language Customs Traditions Italy 98% Italian (Romantic Language) Opera Christmas & Easter Rome is home to the Pope, the head of the Catholic Church. United Kingdom 99% English (Germanic Language) Also Welsh, Celtic, & Gaelic in other parts. Afternoon Tea Many traditions from Scotland, Wales & England.