Like any European country, Germany has its fair share of tradition to celebrate any occassion you can think off. Most of it I must say again, involves drinking (ahem) or toasting - so yes, I do wonder if this is the reason why traditions in Germany is created for so that they could celebrate with a drink :-)
We had a little Reichfest about a month ago. Reichfest is essentially a ceremony to celebrate the completion of a building structure. Not the whole completion but the base, and some does it with or without roof. It is usually celebrated with a twig being hung above the building structure and later on, the person whom heads the building project or house owner etc, would be invited to give his/her speech on it. Me and Mama decided to throw hubby a surprise Reichfest party seeing he worked to put up the greenhouse structure.
His brother Dirk was not with us but he nevertheless congratulated hubby via mama.
Mama whom loves giving gift came bearing gift. I am not sure if this is part of the tradition but getting gifts of something edible and related to greenhouse is cool :-)
We drank ...
And ate while seated inside our little greenhouse. I love this Reichfest and you know what? We might wanna do one more within this year coz we´ve building another house!