Travel Germany - The Day of the Dead

If you are in Germany towards the end of November, you might start to wonder why the Christmas Markets still aren't opened. Today is the Day of the Dead, Totensonntag in German and that is a bank holiday in all German states. Some of you might call it a public holiday, depending on from which side of the pond you are reading this. 

It is a day for the remembrance of the dead. It is a day of mourning and commemoration. It is a silent day, and there is no music and no dancing, and hence there is no Christmas cheer. The sunset over Berlin can be magical on these autumn nights. It can be almost as someone organizes these silent show in pink and red especially, for all the ones who miss a beloved person.

After the Day of the Dead is commemorated, there is Christmas lights, Christmas sweets, Christmas music, mulled wine, and the most wonderful time of the year starts.

From Berlin with love