My parents were kind enough to bring me to Germany during my winter break so that I could see family and enjoy Berlin once again. My family on my mom's side lives in the very north of Germany in Schleswig-Holstein. They're either on the North Sea coast on the mainland or on the Island Föhr, which is part of the Frieisan Islands in the North Sea off the coast of Denmark. The island itself has actually changed ownership between Germany and Denmark several times. I'm not intending to give a history lesson though (at least not now).
So, I got to spend New Year's with my family and enjoy the North German tradition I've never experienced before!
Here's some of what I saw leading up to New Year's:
|Clover plants with different lucky symbols such as chimney sweeps, pigs, mushrooms, and more|
|Leftovers from Christmas, but who can resist a picture of Santa in a Captain Morgan pose?|