German Holiday Words with Alisa – HALLOWEEN

German Holiday Words with Alisa – HALLOWEEN

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Welcome to Holiday Weekly words. This is Alisa,
let’s start. Today’s topic is Halloween and All Saints’ Day. Halloween/Allerheiligen.
Halloween /All Saints’ Day. So in Germany, Halloween and All Saints’ Day
is on October 31st and November 1st. [An Halloween und Allerheiligen haben die
meisten Deutschen frei.] On Halloween and All Saints’ Day, most Germans are off. [Striezel] It looks like a Cake bread type
and it’s actually braided. So it kind of looks like a braided bread and
you can have different sweets in it, like cinnamon or raisins and usually in Germany, it’s
sold on during the All Saints’ holiday and at the bakeries.
[Der Striezel wird normalerweise am Allerheiligentag gegessen.] The striezel is usually eaten on
All Saints’ Day. [Kostüme], [die Kostüme] is costume.
[Die Kostüme] is actually plural, so the singular form is [das Kostüm]
[Dieses Jahr möchte ich ein Meerjungfraukostüm tragen.] This year, I want to have a mermaid
costume. [stiller Feiertag] Quiet holiday.
[In einigen Bundesländern ist der Allerheiligentag ein stiller Feiertag.] In few states, All
Saints’ Day is a quiet holiday. [Süßes oder Saures] Trick or treat
[Wenn Kinder an Halloween von Tür zu Tür gehen, sagen sie in Deutschland “Süßes oder
Saures”.] Yeah, when kids go from door to door on Halloween, they actually say trick
or treat, but in German [Süßes oder Saures] translated, means “sweet or bitter”. So
the kids yell like sweet and bitter and you know, you can choose obviously what to give
them. So that’s what kids say. [Süßes oder Saures!] Thank you for watching the weekly words holiday
version Halloween and All Saints’ day. Leave me in the comments what was your greatest
or scariest experience on Halloween, and don’t forget to subscribe. See you soon, bye.
We have Pumpkin soup, Pumpkin bread, Pumpkin cake, Pumpkin this and Pumpkin that.


  1. Striezel sounds like a very regional word. I actually never heard it before, normally it's called Zopf which means braid. Also Halloween in the american way going from door to door is kind of rare and unusual.

  2. I don't understand German yet I'm still trying to learn but we don't do Halloween because it the devil day not my grandma said we don't do it Thats why we are Christians hope u have a bless day

  3. Äh, wir nennen Halloween, Halloween xD und essen keine Streezel oder wie die heißen owo und es hat so gut wie niemand frei. Alles andere Stimmt :3

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