VocabularyThemed VocabularyHolidays and Celebrations Holidays and Celebrations Carnival When it’s Carnival season, there are parades in many areas of Germany. The streets are brightly decorated and many people wear costumes. Birthday Your birthday is the day you were born. In many countries, people celebrate this day together with friends, and they receive flowers and gifts. Halloween Even in Germany nowadays, you’ll see a lot of children in costumes on the 31st of October. They go from door to door and are given sweets. Christmas There are many Christmas traditions in German-speaking lands, such as the Christmas tree and the Advent calendar, for example. Idioms and Expressions You can find idioms and expressions with words from our holiday and celebrations themes in the “Idioms” section. Example:Das ist ja wie Weihnachten und Ostern an einem Tag!= Something is so great you can hardly believe it.