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December 31st, 2009

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From:smarriveurr
Date:December 31st, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
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Other than in countries like the USA, public drinking is not prohibited which makes for a fun setup between party mood, corks popping off champagne bottles and fireworks on German streets at midnight.


Oh, man, yes, that made things interesting. I was in Marburg 2000-2001, and I remember the odd sensation when I went out on the streets and found out that the space up by the Schloss (and therefore my apartment) was jam packed with drunks firing off explosives!

Also, I was just talking to folks working for the local paper, in a Pennsylvania Dutch area, and they were talking about a story on "this tradition here - I'm told it's German, but you'd know better than I": pork and sauerkraut dinners on New Year's Eve.

For me, now, I'm back in the U.S., and I'll be celebrating quietly, indoors, with a few friends, watching a ball of colored lights be lowered to the roof of a building in the middle of a city about a hundred miles (160km) away. Because that's so much more sane and normal... ;)

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