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Hannover Local Customs: 27 reviews and 26 photos
It is local custom, that some people marry one day. After 9 years of living together Stephan and I decided to marry on my 48th birthday in 2003. We did it at the regestry office. It was a very nice ceremony and afterwards and on the next day we had friends partying with us.
For photos of the wedding ceremony please see my travelogue.
Whitsun in Germany is a big holiday with a free monday. In Hannover this holiday is one highlight of all our summer festivals. There is Fest der Altstadt - a big party in the Old Town with, music, dancing and a lot of fun.
And there is "Tummelplatz der L?ste", a big festival of gay and lesbian people from Hannover and elsewhere. They dress up specially for this party and you can see a lot of strange people then. Many of my friends are gay and all together we have a lot of fun.
Some years there is also a big Dragon-Boat race on Maschsee and some other minor parties ...
For the actual programme you can have a look on the website mentioned below.
Every year in July we have the biggest Schuetzenfest /Marksmen's Fair of the world in Hannover. Highlight is the imposing parade of the local shooting clubs, music bands and dancing groups. Since the 17th century this parade was held almost every year.
Together with this parade there is a a top-class funfair for 10 days with roller coasters and beer-tents.
There are also traditional ceremonies assossiated with the marksmen, that haven been cultivated by the local people for 475 years. The 475th anniversary has been celebrated in 2004.
World Beat Festival: every year in June. 2006 in early May.
A colorful festival with music from all over the world.
For example 2003:
Mory Kante, Mali
Sexteto Mayor, Argentinia
Egschiglen, Outer Mongolia
Bembeya Jazz, Guinea
Jorge Benjor, Brasilia
I am not quite sure, where to put this tip about Markthalle. It could be a restaurant- tip, as many people go there to eat the fresh food, which many stalls offer.
It could be a shopping-tip, as the market hall has many stalls with fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and meat. If you look for exotic fruits or special meat for cooking, than you are in the right place!
It could be a local custom-tips, as many people in Hannover like to go here frequently to meet people, drink a glas of vine after visiting the Fleemarket.
Swinging Hannover is my favourite festival in Hannover. It is always on Ascension Day. On that day there is a very big and famous Jazz-Festival in Hannover. After playing Jazz on Wednesday evening and night, the musicians gather in front of the New Town Hall on Thursday morning and make music.
Jazz on Tramplatz is for free. More than 30000 people come every year to listen to the music, drink a beer and have fun.
Even the local television is showing the Jazz-festival.
Denmakr Pavillon 2003
Since EXPO 2000 in Hannover we love to remeber the wonderul times of EXPO. So in the beginning of June every yera we have a big EXPO Revival Party. Lots of fun!
When there is a Open Air Event in Hannover, e.g. Maschsee Fest or Swinging Hannover, you'll find this green huts nearby. Those are the transportable public toilets! Men and women use the same green cubicles. They are very small and have no water. But they have toilet paper!!! Normally they don't smell and are quite clean.
From July to August there is a big festival around the Maschsee with lots of music, beergardens and parties.
At the Nordufer you'll find food-stalls and beergardens. At the Löwenbastion on sundays there is Jazz-Music and in other places more music.
Every year in spring and autumn there is a special market in Hannover, where the market sellers gather for a contest, who is loudest praising their goods. Some of the are quite famous. When you want to see them at other time you have to visit the fish-market in Hamburg.
They sell fish, fruits , noodles or cheese.
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