Mittwoch, 31. Dezember 2008

*Guten Rutsch!*

In Germany, people don't say "Happy New Year," they literally say, "Good slide into the new year."

Cool.

Kommentare:

sommergarten hat gesagt…

That might sound a bit crazy, but...

This saying actually was inspired by the jewish wish for their holiday "Rosh ha Shana"

(which is the new year's beginnin in the yewish calendar).

"Rosh" sounds like "Rutsch" (slide) for the Germans, so they made "Guten Rutsch!" out of it :)

Michemily hat gesagt…

Really!? That is so interesting!

MrSniggles hat gesagt…

Your blog is so interesting! But we also say "Frohes neues Jahr" which means 'happy new year'! :D

Keep up the good work! :)

Michelle Glauser hat gesagt…

Stimmt, und danke!

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