Americans have 4th of July, Germany has October 3rd – reunification day. When The Hoff’s true looking-for-freedom-power finally came to life and two parts of one country were brought together again. It actually really IS hisstoric, you know. So while our friends in the US of A wear striped and starred stuff, have barbecues in the sun, probably listening to this…
Here’s some ideas on what us Germans do on a national (holi)day like this:
- feeling like it’s a Sunday, and complaining about the shops being closed
- … this year specifically: being excited about the three more days of weekend ahead – in case we were smart enough to take the ‘bridge’ day off.
- eating cake/pizza/burger, in a place within 1 km of the homebase max.
- according to Lucy: eating potatoes and wurst, while listening to techno. (Mate. Who has potatoes in the house? Seriously.)
- in case we’re actually doing something more than the above: the Ausflug. The Ausflug would be best explained by a daytrip, to somewhere not too far away, possibly also somewhere where you’ve been before. Important to dos when on an Ausflug are
- having coffee and cake
- seeing something of importance. Like – us Berliners could much better go visit Sanssouci castle in Potsdam than hanging out in a random café here in Neukölln.
- AND/OR being out in the green
- having Vesper, some type of super healthy snack prepared before leaving the house
If you’ve read until here, you might have just learned two new German words – and possibly something about the laziness in us Germans.
Now away you go, checking off all of the above.