Celebrating the Birds Wedding in Germany: dates, celebration, conventional congratulations, greetings, traditions and customs on the Birds Wedding
On this page you will find a description of the Birds Wedding festivities in Germany. Celebration dates by year, customs and traditions common for Germany on the Birds Wedding, a description of the origin, if known, as well as what congratulations & greetings the Germans use in their country on this holiday and their meaning. Here, you will also find photos of the attributes of the holiday or the celebration itself and other interesting information.
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§ Dates for the Birds Wedding celebration in Germany
The date of the Birds Wedding celebration in Germany remains unchanged every year and falls on 25 January.
The Birds Wedding celebration date in Germany:
Wednesday 25 January 2023 .
Below is a list of dates for celebrating the Birds Wedding in Germany by year, provided that in previous and subsequent years the present practice and time of the holiday celebration is preserved:
- Tuesday, 25 January 2022 - Birds Wedding 2022Germany Germany
- Wednesday, 25 January 2023 - Birds Wedding 2023Germany Germany
- Thursday, 25 January 2024 - Birds Wedding 2024Germany Germany
- Saturday, 25 January 2025 - Birds Wedding 2025Germany Germany
- Sunday, 25 January 2026 - Birds Wedding 2026Germany Germany
§ Other names of the holiday
Holiday name in German: Vogelhochzeit.
We are not aware of any other names for the Birds Wedding in Germany.
§ Holiday status in the territory of Germany
Birds Wedding is not an extra non-working day in Germany.
§ Wishes and congratulations, greetings on the Birds Wedding in Germany
There are no special congratulations on this holiday.
§ Description of the Birds Wedding celebration: customs and traditions:
It is believed that at this time, after the winter period, birds begin to build nests and lay eggs. In kindergartens or at home, on the eve of the holiday, children put plates on the windowsill or in front of the door for the birds who have a wedding on this day to bring them sweets shaped like birds or nests, as well as other special treats, to their plates. The cookies put on the plates are called "sroki", which stands for the German "Sroki", "Sroka". In some cases, children dress up in bird costumes, celebrate bird weddings, and organize processions.
During the celebration, children sing the song "Die Vogelhochzeit", "Bird's Wedding", which is a very famous folk song in Germany, known since the 15th century.
The lyrics begin like this:
in dem grünen Walde.
in the green forest.
Fidirallala, fidirallala, fidirallalalala.)
§ The origin of the Birds Wedding holiday
The exact origin of this custom is unknown. The holiday is associated with the Day of St. Vincent (Tag des heiligen Vinzenz), which falls on January 22. As legend has it, after the death of this Christian saint martyr, his body was guarded by birds. In the Middle Ages and on, the Bird's Wedding Day has been celebrated on this day.
§ Photos, pictures for the holiday
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