German Culture @ BellaOnline http://www.bellaonline.com/Site/germanculture Welcome to your guide to Germany, and the culture and traditions of German speaking countries. From castles, customs and cuisine, yes it does have one, to present day life, history, arts, language, facts, festivals and travel. en-us Copyright 2015 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Fri, 29 May 2015 18:38:19 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg German Culture @ BellaOnline http://germanculture.bellaonline.com Germany's Window Boxes and Balcony Gardens http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art173444.asp It is "Makeover Time" for window boxes with each change of season in Germany. Year round colorful plant filled containers are everywhere. Sometimes a bizarre mixture, but a joy to behold on door stoops, window ledges, trailing from apartment block balconies and walls of ancient farm houses. Fri, 7 Oct 2011 01:03:28 EST Pfingsten, Pentecost - Whitsun in Germany http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art172017.asp A Christian festival that began with Palm Sunday and Easter ends with Pentecost; in German speaking regions with a mix of secular, religious and pre-Christian traditions. From devotional processions and services, to decorated oxen, villagers covered in birch branches and "Wickedness Night". Fri, 10 Jun 2011 01:00:00 EST Father's Day in Germany http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art171947.asp That first experience of a German Father's Day can be a bit of a surprise. A "Movable Feast" holiday, linked to Ascension Day so it changes each year, the variable date is not the only way celebrating "Fathers" in Germany differs from a "Father's Day" in other countries. Thu, 2 Jun 2011 03:33:33 EST