Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr

The voluntary social year in  Germany is a state-funded voluntary work program, particularly for young adults. It can last between six and eighteen months and also be spent working abroad.

The idea behind this voluntary social year has its origin in the Protestant and Roman Catholic church by organizing a diaconical year. In 1964 the German parliament conducted a law, that became the basis of the platform, that supplies officially certified organizations and government institutions with volunteers.

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Hergeheehrt un Uffgebasst, in Hessen is jetzt Fassenacht!!!

February 12th-13th, 2018

Since the 11th of November, the Narren (crazys) are at it again. The “5th season” as it’s called is a highlight for many this time of year. Carnival is the festival of friends and costumes.

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Schultüte

When children in Germany set off for their first day of school upon entering first grade, their grandparents present them with a large cardboard cone, attractively decorated and filled with toys, chocolate, candies/sweets, school supplies, and various other special treats. The cone is given to children to make this anxiously awaited first day of school a little sweeter.

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