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New Year's Eve - Origin and Customs

Where does the name come from?

December 31 is the last day of the year since the introduction of the Gregorian calendar in 1582. This day is dedicated to Holy New Year. New Year's Eve was from 314-335 pope under whose pontificate the introduction of Christianity as state religion took place under emperor Constantine.

Pope New Year's Eve I died on 31 December 335 in Rome.

Tradition and superstition

As with all holidays, also with the turn of the year various customs and all kinds of superstition connect themselves. Dinner on New Year's Eve should be with family or friends, because eating "in the circle" of one's neighbor symbolizes protection from demons who cannot destroy this circle.

The night at the turn of the year has been about defending against evil spirits since time immemorial. Noisy parades with masked figures in which drums, bells and whip cracks made the necessary noise should keep them away.

Nowadays this custom is replaced worldwide by gigantic fireworks. However, this is no longer about the expulsion of demons. On the contrary, the New Year's Eve fireworks are an expression of joy at the coming New Year. Old and young enjoy the colourful sky spectacle. In Germany alone, firecrackers, firecrackers, enthusiasts and above all rockets are blown up year after year for more than 60 million euros.

Hitcrackers, fireworks, church bells, waltz music and champagne corks - noise and music are just as indispensable in most cultures as congratulations.

"A Happy and Blessed New Year" - this or similar is the typical greeting or wish for the New Year.

In the private environment, on the other hand, you usually wish "a Happy New Year". Whereby the "good slide" has nothing to do with a "slide over" into the new year. The expression goes back to the Hebrew word "rosch", which means "beginning", i.e. the beginning of the new year.

When the first seconds of the new year have begun, you toast the New Year's Eve parties with a glass of champagne and say "Prosit New Year" or "Prost New Year".

The word "Prosit" is Latin and means "may it succeed".

All these New Year wishes express the hope that the New Year will bring happiness.

A still young custom is to say goodbye to the old year on an ongoing basis. Thousands of people participate in the increasingly popular New Year's Eve races. The world's oldest and most important New Year's Eve race takes place every year in São Paulo in Brazil. Of course, the Main metropolis also has "its" New Year's Eve run. The Spiridon New Year's Eve run has been taking place for over 30 years.

New Year's Eve on the Main

With the cruisers of the PRIMUS LINIE you can also experience a very special New Year's Eve night on the Main in 2018. There are four different ships to choose from with different offers:

Maria Sibylla Merian

On board of the Primus gem you can enjoy the last hours of the year in an elegant atmosphere. On board there is stylish live music from a band. Culinary the evening begins with a greeting from the kitchen. Then follows a 3-course menu, which will spoil you on this New Year's Eve evening. Wine, beer and selected soft drinks are also included in the price. Just in time for the fireworks the "Maria Sibylla Merian" lies in front of the impressive Frankfurt skyline – ready to change with you into the new year.

Please note that there are 2 price categories on board the MS Merian.

Coat of Arms of Frankfurt

On board the "coat of arms of Frankfurt" you enjoy the last hours of the expiring year in a stimulating atmosphere. On board there is live music and a DJ to create the best atmosphere. At the centre of the New Year's Eve trip are the creations by the chef, which will spoil you on this evening. Wine, beer and selected soft drinks are already included in the price. Just in time for the fireworks, the ship lies in front of the impressive Frankfurt skyline.

Nautilus

On board of the "Nautilus" you will experience the fading out year at a href="https://www.primus-linie.de/files/schenekarten/Silvester_Nautilus_2018_123.pdf" target="_blank" data-htmlarea-external="1"> extraordinary buffet in an atmospheric atmosphere. Wine, beer and selected soft drinks are also included in the price. On board the "Nautilus" a DJ plays the hits of the 80s and 90s and music from the current charts. Just in time for the fireworks, the ship lies in front of the impressive Frankfurt skyline: There you greet the new year under a colorful scenery with thousand lights before night black sky.

Wikinger

On board the smallest and most lovingly renovated ship “Viking“ this year there is hearty “cabin magic“ on the water. A New Year's Eve Gaudi with current hits and immortal hits. For this purpose delicacies from the world of mountains are served. Wine, beer and selected soft drinks are already included in the price. To the absolute highlight of the journey, at midnight, the Vikings lie punctually in front of the impressive Frankfurt skyline.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Party-Cruiser „Goethe on Ice“ is back again. The best place to celebrate the last night of the year. A DJ will heat you up! Should it be so cold outside – here you are guaranteed to thaw. Culinary awaited you as a covered amuse-gueule finger food on stage and a party snack buffet. The highlight is the in-house cocktail ice bar on the open deck. Wine, beer, 1 cocktail and selected soft drinks are included in the price.

All further information can be found HERE

 

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There are of course many more great New Year's Eve parties and –galas in Frankfurt, where you can celebrate the New Year with your friends or with strangers. But no matter where and with whom you celebrate:

Frankfurt-Tipp wishes you and your loved ones a happy new year and all the best for 2019!

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Frankfurt

Tick-Tips for the turn of the year

Photo: Thomas Wolf, www.foto-tw.de

Source: Wikipedia

With Frankfurt-Tipp.de into the new year

And again one year comes to an end. In many families, the turn of the year is traditionally celebrated with fondue or raclette, lead pouring and dinner for one. Beautiful traditions that can be fun. But every year the same thing is a bit boring in the long run, or?

How about a great party or a nice gala at the turn of the year? Whether above the rooftops of the city, on the Main, in clubs, restaurants or bars - if you feel like something different this year, we've put together some great party and nightlife tips for you here. We'll also tell you something about backgrounds, customs and traditions and give you tips on what you can do against the New Year's hangover.

 

 

31.12.2019


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New Year's Eve Dinner and New Year's Eve Lounge at the Grandhotel Hessischer Hof

Silvester dinner

18:30 am 

The Restaurant Sèvres in the Grandhotel Hessischer Hof offers you a culinary end of the year in a class of its own; Modern, light and at the same time refined, the seven-course New Year's Eve dinner tickles the palate - with Asian, South American and classic European influences, which already before the actual turn of the year provide for a real firework of flavours. The menu includes Consommé duck with duck ham, pickled citrus fruits and black walnut, ravioli from the vintage sardine or Irish fillet of beef with red shrimp and truffle jus. 

225 EUR p.P. 

The dinner can be booked HERE 

Silvesterlounge

22:00 - 02:00 o'clock 

With a rushing celebration the year 2019 is discharged. Following the New Year's Eve menu, live music will be played until the early hours of the morning and dancing into the year 2020 will be a fun and joyful experience! On this evening the Grandhotel Hessischer Hof turns into a New Year's Eve lounge with three bars, two dance floors with DJ or live band and lots of party atmosphere. Midnight buffet, wine, soft drinks, long drinks and a glass of champagne at midnight are included. 

99 EUR p.P 

GRANDHOTEL HESSISCHER HOF

Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 40, 60325 Frankfurt am Main

+49 69 7540 2938, event@ghh.de

If your dinner and the New Year's Eve Lounge book together, the Ticketp.P. costs only 225 EUR instead of 284 EUR - a saving of 59 EUR. You can book this offer HERE

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Frankfurt - 20s Party - New Year's Eve

Photo: Alamy Stock photo / photo 12

20s Silvester Party Frankfurt

Lives an unforgettable New Year's Eve in the style and ambience of the 20s in Gdansk am Platz. Step into the golden rooms of bygone times, where film stars, gangsters and scandalous ladies once enjoyed themselves.

The Roaring Twenties, les années folles or even - THE GOLDEN TWENERS- await you on a rushing night of unreason.

The event starts at 21.30 with Elektroswing from this time, with Benedict Coon, who will also perform as a live act on the saxophone. DJ Till and DJ Plattenreiter have all the classics of the past decades, but also current hits from today with them.

The kitchen team at Restaurant Margarethe prepares the midnight snack.

clothes and accessories from the twenties are welcome, but not a must - but the wardrobe should be chic already.

Tickets from 69€ plus VVK fee, the entrance fee includes a food voucher of 40 Euro

LOCATION: Danzig am Platz

Ostendstraße 11 , 60314 Frankfurt am Main

Contact: info@frankfurt-silvester.de

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New Year's Eve Party "Fairytale" in the Kameha Suite

A truly fairytale New Year's Eve party awaits you in the Kameha Suite, where you can also welcome the year 2020 this year in a fantastic atmosphere. On this very special night, the Kameha Suite turns into a mysterious fairytale forest with many surprises and fantasy. And one thing is for sure: The party will be legendary! The live band Radio Future will create party classics and the Fairytale dancers will create a very special atmosphere! And when Planet Radio Resident DJ DaSilva plays, no leg of the dance stands still anymore. 

No question: The New Year's Eve party in the Kameha Suite is a successful event highlight every year and booked out in a flash.

Silvesterparty Fairytale

Price 59.00 Euro per person, including welcome drink

Live Band ‚ Radio Future‘ / DJ DaSilva (Planet Radio Resident)

Inlet: from 22:30 o'clock

Start: 23:00 o'clock

dresscode: Dress To Imprint! You are welcome to follow the motto ‚Fairytale‘.

Save yourself tickets for the party now and your planning for New Year's Eve 2019 is done.

Silvester-Tickets you get only HERE 

If you would like to experience a truly exclusive New Year's Eve, you can also book the dinner before the party with an upscale 5-course menu, including aperitif and wine accompaniment. A real gourmet experience! 

Silvesterparty Fairytale & Dinner +++ EXIT +++

Price: 209,00 Euro per person 

for Menu 1 or Menu 2 & subsequent New Year's Eve party including aperitif, wine accompaniment to the menu, coffee & water up to 00.00 Clock

Beer can also be served with the menu on request. Exclusive Champagne. 

dress code: Dress To Impress 

Begin: 19:30 hrs

Dinner End: 22nd day of the week30 o'clock

Entrance Party 

WARNING: The strictly limited dinner tickets are already fully booked!

Now nothing stands in the way of an unforgettable New Year's Eve!

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New Year's Eve Party #CrazyFlamingo at the 22nd Lounge & Bar

SILVESTER - GOLDEN PROM NIGHT 2019

In the 22nd Bar at  Innside by Meliá Frankfurt Eurotheum

Enjoy the turn of the year in an exclusive atmosphere with creative cocktails, live music and a breathtaking view over "Mainhattan"- be entertained, be impressed. 

The 22nd Bar is Frankfurt's insider tip. Not only the view of the silhouette of the Frankfurt skyline from the 22nd floor of the Skyscraper is thrilling, but also the variety of cocktails and long drinks. 

In the elegant ambience of the bar you can let the year end at the Golden Prom Night! You can expect a night that will not only make the start of the new year particularly extraordinary, but also one that will spoil your palate. Don't miss this 

Golden Prom Night

ab 19:00 a.m. admission, including a New Year's Eve Golden Prom Night surprise drink to welcome you

20:00 am Opening of the exclusive, high-quality finger food buffet

ab 19:00 Exclusive Piano Entertainment & DJ with Special Guest 

Sitting 199 € per person

Hightable 189 € per person

Exclusive Sky Lounge for a group of 8 people 3.000 €

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Frankfurt - Masquerade New Year's Eve Party

Masquerade Silvester Party Frankfurt

The breathtaking and elegant ambience of the Basement of the Eurotheum, the You Grand in Frankfurt City, once again offers the stage for the MASQUERADE SILVESTER PARTY 2019 / 2020. 

Celebrate a night of veiling and ecstasy in a unique atmosphere at the foot of Frankfurt's gigantic skyscrapers and become part of a very special spectacle. 

Whether you want to retreat to one of the beautiful lounges with a drink, smoke outside or dance excessively in the disco area, the spacious location fulfils all your wishes. 

Musically DJ Leon will heat up the guests with classics and party hits of today. For the nightly hunger you will be served a midnight snack from Bumb Junior Finest Catering. 

DRESSCODE: Evening wardrobe, such as tuxedo, dark suit or Evening dress and masks are desired.  

Admission: from 21.30 o'clock

Tickets from 59€ plus VVK fee. The ticket price includes a 30-Euro consumption voucher  

LOCATION: YOU GRAND / EUROTHEUM

Neue Mainzer Straße 66, 60311 Frankfurt am Main

Contact: info@frankfurt-silvester.de

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WELCOME TO THE 20's

In The Legacy Bar & Grill (Wiesenhüttenplatz 28-38, 60329 Frankfurt am Main) 

In THE LEGACY BAR & GRILL at Wiesenhüttenplatz a very cool New Year's Eve party with DJ Lunis awaits you. Here you will be kidnapped into the golden 20s. A journey through time, which not only makes the start of the new year particularly enjoyable, but also one that pampers your palate. Because from 19:30 a sensational menu awaits you and at the beginning a champagne pyramid. 

Admission from 19.00, menu start at 19.30 a.m. for € 111 per person 

For those who don't want to go home after the party, Le Méridien next door has a special New Year's Eve offer: 

single room: € 229

double room: € 349

inclusive New Year's Eve menu and late riser breakfast on New Year's Day! 

Reservations at 069 2697 888 or info@thelegacyfrankfurt.com

More info HERE

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SILVESTER | READY FOR THE FUTURE? - Kameha Suite

Kameha Suite Frankfurt (Taunusanlage 20, 60325 Frankfurt)

ab 19.30 Menu, Party ab 23.00 Uhr

Celebrate in "Germany's best event location"!

You can hardly celebrate the turn of the year more stylishly: In one of Germany's best event locations, the Kameha Suite villa in the heart of Frankfurt, New Year's Eve 2018 will be celebrated. Under the motto "READY FOR THE FUTURE?" you can expect glamour and shrill neon colours. Therefore: Swing into extravagant suits or dresses and party to hip hits.

5 courses New Year's Eve menu & party

Rousing, authentic and passionate: Dance into the new year! With the booking of the dinner ticket there will be a welcome drink from 19.30 hrs and a heavenly 5-course New Year's Eve menu, including party from 23.00 o'clock with the live band Radio Future and the Frankfurter DJ Tide.

199 Euro per person

Partyticket

You can also book a pure ticket for the party including welcome drink, Live Band Radio Future and DJ Tide. A legendary evening from 23.00 in one of the most beautiful locations in Frankfurt is guaranteed!  

59 Euro per person

TICKETS CAN YOU BOOK HERE


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New Year's Eve in Fleming`s

In Selection Hotel Frankfurt City there are three ways to celebrate the new year 2019.
 
In the LUX the “New Year's Eve-City Beats“ with buffet and DJ are waiting for you from 19 o'clock. For 99,00 € p. P. incl. mineral water, Fleming’s wine selection as well as 1 glass of Fleming’s Secco at midnight you can feast and celebrate here. The buffet spoils you with delicacies such as Black Tiger prawns, carpaccio from beef fillet, salmon in puff pastry or even a Vital salad bar. The whole thing can also be booked as an arrangement: From 299 € there is overnight accommodation in a superior double room for 2 persons including a rich breakfast buffet, free WLAN and free use of the fitness and wellness area.
 
At the SKYLINE RESTAURANT you can enjoy the truly spectacular view over the city from 7 pm. In the restaurant on the 7th floor you have a real box seat at the fireworks from midnight! The chef's New Year's Eve menu provides the culinary highlights. This enjoyable end of the year costs 169,00 € p.P.
 
In the ROOFTOP-BAR you can celebrate from 22 o'clock into the new year. Here you will be served 1/2 bottle of champagne and one snack-tagere per person. The whole thing costs 140,00 € for 2 persons.
 
Im Fleming`s Hotel Main Riverside a tasty New Year's Eve menu awaits you at the turn of the year from 5 p.m., which is a 4-course menu (without cheese) for € 79.00 p.P. or as a 5-course menu (with cheese) for € 89,00 p.P.. In both cases it is possible to add a corresponding wine accompaniment for a surcharge of € 25,00 p.p..
 
This New Year's Eve experience can also be booked as a package with overnight stay (and upgrade according to availability) in a Comfort double room including a glass of Secco at the reception, 1 bottle of mineral water (0.75 l) per 2 persons at the table, New Year's Eve menu (without cheese), corresponding wine accompaniment, late riser breakfast until 1 p.m. and late check out until 3 p.m. for € 199.00 p. P.
 
In Fleming`s Conference Hotel the New Year`s Eve party will be garnished with a large buffet. Delicacies like Sweet Chili chicken breast, ricotta ravioli from the Parmesan loaf or fried cod fillet including champagne reception cost 59 € per person, optionally including beverage package bookable (Fleming‘s wine, beer, soft drinks, coffee & tea until midnight as well as 1 glass of sparkling wine and 1 Berliner at midnight) for 89 € p.P. Your children pay 35 € (12-16 years) or 19 € (6-11 years).
 
There is also an attractive accommodation offer here: 1 night on 31.12.2018 including New Year's Eve buffet, drinks, late riser breakfast until 1 p.m., small surprise and personal welcome letter from the management costs in EZ € 158,00 and in DZ € 257,00
 
More information and booking options can also be found at: https://www.flemings-hotels.com/offers


New Year's Eve Gala in Signatures Veranda

InterContinental Hotel Frankfurt, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Strasse 43, 60329 Frankfurt am Main

Gala Menu from 19 o'clock, Party from 21 o'clock

Lives a culinary evening with a 5-course Galamenü with exquisite wines, beer and soft drinks.

At 19 o'clock there is an exclusive Gala Menu in the Signatures Veranda (219 € p.P., 29 € p.p. additionally for accompanying wines). Afterwards we go to the Skyline Party on the 21st floor, where you have a fantastic view of the city and the great fireworks.

The kitchen team presents the culinary highlights from all over the world in a modern way. Pop-Up Bars provide you with cocktails, long drinks and digestifs. Drummer Martin Standke with his band SMART or our Club Floor with two dance floors will create a perfect atmosphere.

Party:

Welcome from 20:30 Top Floor, 21. floor

219,– Euro per person

only 29,- Euro per person additionally for wine & beer

More info can be found HERE

AHOI 2019

In the Blue Water (Franziusstraße 35, 60314 Frankfurt am Main)

from 19:30

In your BEST OF GADDEWIRTSCHAFT 2018 winning location will also be celebrated in the new year. You can immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a winter wonderland on the banks of the Main River – either just for the party (from 23:00) with fireworks or also for the tasty New Year's Eve dinner (from 19:30).

Reservation and info can be found HERE

New Year's Eve Party 30+

Zoo Gesellschaftshaus, Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1, Frankfurt am Main
on 31.12.2018 from 20.00 hrs

The party classic on New Year's Eve! Here you can find current Dance-Hits and Pop- & Rock-Classics, Salsa & Latin-House, Live Music

Tickets and info can be found HERE

#Silvestro 2018

At Tanzhaus West & Dora Brilliant, Gutleutstr. 294, 60327 Frankfurt – Gutleutviertel
from 22.00

Silvester? No problem for the Tanzhaus West team! Here you will find an excellent party firework which will delight all techno and house fans.

Together with Wareika, Bo Irion, Christian Bott, DJ melina or Mike Gervais, an endless chain reaction of excellent beats and grooves is sparked at Tanzhaus West and Dora Brilliant. The advance sale has begun.

This is New Year's Eve! Be there!

More info can be found HERE

The Batschkapp New Year's Eve Party 2018 / 2019

In der Batschkapp, Gwinnerstr. 5

On 31.12.2018 from 22 o'clock

Celebrate the new year with the motto: alles90er & andere Ohrwürmer
Besides several earworms for the dancing legs there is also delicious food for the stomach (in front of the hall, not included in the price), plus 100 liters of mulled wine for free, fireworks and much more

You will find all further information HERE

Ring, Ring 2019 is calling

In nightlife (Kurt-Schumacher Str. 45, 60313 Frankfurt)
on 31.12.2018 from 22 o'clock

In the nightlife at the Konstablerwache the DJ teams of Batschkapp XL, Disco Frankfurt and We Love 90s play the best of the 90s, the 00s and the current charts. Free welcome sparkling wine for the first 500 guests, chocolate buffet, LED sticks, confetti cannon and more!

EARLY BIRD TICKETS: 7€ (VVK)

(only up to 31. week)10.2018)

All further information is HERE

Kiss of the Dragon

Gibson Club (Zeil 85-93, 60313 Frankfurt am Main)

from 22.00 hrs

The Gibson Club offers spectacular dancing into the new year.

More info can be found HERE

New Year's Eve Dance in the Union Hall

Hanauer Landstr. 188, 60314 Frankfurt – Ostend
on 31. January 201012.2018 from 21.00 o'clock

2 Floors, Open-Air-Area etc.m

Welcome 2019: Also this year the Union Halle will be the atmospheric party witch boiler on New Year's Eve, where all areas are open and will provide pure party fun.

In addition there are visuals, snacks and lots of drinks. So you can celebrate guaranteed humid-happy into the new year!

More info about the party and the tickets can be found HERE

New Year's Eve on the CityAlm

On the parking garage Konstabler (Carl-Theodor-Reiffenstein Platz 5, 60313 Frankfurt am Main)

from 19:30 hrs

What a fun! In the atmospheric ambience of the CityAlm you can celebrate with a great view of the skyline in 2019. For 99 € per person there is a welcome drink, a home buffet and hut party hits. Beer, wine and soft drinks are included until 1 a.m..

Registration only via Facebook with full name (first and last name) of all participants of your group (the tickets will be numbered and personalized) and a resulting number of persons by message to the CityAlm (please not by mail!).

More info can be found HERE

New Year's Eve in New Backstage

Rothschildallee 36, 60389 Frankfurt – Nordend

from 22.00 hrs

The party in New Backstage will be different than in other locations in Frankfurt. This is wild, special and just fun! The end is in the new year at 4 o'clock in the morning! The DJs Angi, Dieter…

will be DJing and curious? Then HERE you will find more info

Hit Happens New Year's Eve Special

Zoom Frankfurt (Brönnertsr. 5, 60313 Frankfurt)
from 22.00 o'clock

The best comes to the end: The Hit Happens Party has long since developed into a cult party that has no equal in Frankfurt! The recipe is simple, but still hasn't been there in Frankfurt before: Basically a very simple party with good, mixed music, but a bit different and very skilfully mixed.

So on New Year's Eve the resident rockets Basti 1210 & The Cooleau bring exactly the mix on the plate, which lets the crowd dance and celebrate every Saturday casually, loosely and nevertheless ecstatically: A portion of Classic Hip Hop, a pinch of fresh Electro&House music, spiced with Indie Dance and garnished with Rrrock!

SPECIALS:

* Welcome sparkling wine for everyone until 00am

* to approx. 2 o'clock Snacks, rolls and pastries for free

More info about this can be found HERE

The big UNI New Year's Eve party

In the Börsenkeller and Bull & Bear, Schillerstraße 11, 60311 Frankfurt
from 21 o'clock

In the Bull & Bear, New Year's Eve will be celebrated casually into the new year also at the end of 2018. At Frankfurt's only New Year's Eve studio party, which has been celebrated for 13 years, two floors on two levels  await you – in the middle of the city, right next to the Hautwache. In addition there is a heated party tent on the stock exchange as an extension!

Multiple DJs fill the floors with black tunes, house sounds and party-suited dance classics that will put you in a good mood. If you are fast, you might be able to get one of the cheap Early Bird tickets for only 19 Euro. But hurry is necessary, because the demand is very big every year.

All infos about this you can find HERE

SILVESTER in the bread factory

Bachmannstr. 2-4, 60488 Frankfurt

On 31.12.2018 from 21 o'clock

With DJ Vira

And again one year is over! How fast it always goes. In 2018 the Brotfabrik team brought many great acts to Frankfurt and organized great parties. Among them of course also the popular minus50plus parties with DJ Vira. And that's exactly what the New Year's Eve party is all about - joy and danceable beats. We offer a colourful mix of different styles, which is not only well received by the Brotfabrik regular audience.

We therefore recommend all dance and party lovers to secure tickets in advance!

More info about this can be found HERE

New Year's Eve with Bäppi

Theatrallalla, Friedberger Landstr. 296, 60389 Frankfurt

on 31.12.2018 at 16 + 20 o'clock

Prelude to the night of the nights.  Bäppi and his Theatrallalla-Team guarantee you a lot of fun again this year.

Bäppi la Belle will entertain you in the best possible way and escort you out of the old year with racy numbers and their incomparable Hessian cosiness. To a new one!

Theatrallalla cordially invites you to the night of the year and offers two performances of the current programme on the last day of the year: at 16.00 am for those who want to go out for dinner after the show and 20.00 am for those who want to go out for dinner before the show.  

More info and tickets are available HERE

Interpretations and good luck charms

A whole series of interpretations and lucky charms influence the celebrations at the turn of the year until today. These customs have been part of the magical thinking and acting of traditional societies since time immemorial. It's all about saying goodbye to the old year and welcoming the new one.

The background of the exuberant, sometimes excessive celebration is the hope for fertility and prosperity in the new year.

The "lead casting" is widespread shortly after midnight. In a special spoon a piece of lead is heated over a candle flame, melted and then quickly thrown into a vessel with cold water. From the shadow of the resulting figures one believes one can interpret the future.

At the turn of the year, lucky charms have boom

Popular are the "lucky pennies", which according to the German newspaper "Glückspfennige" are the most popular. the old popular wisdom that "he who does not honour the penny is not worth the thaler", has been able to uphold its lucky significance to this day.

The lucky penny, in times of the euro actually lucky penny, but hardly anyone says that, is a symbol of wealth. By symbolically giving it away, one wishes the recipient never to run out of money.

The horseshoe's task, on the other hand, is to protect the house and courtyard as a talisman and to deny strangers access.

In earlier times it was also nailed to ship masts - even Admiral Nelson made sure that the "Victory" did not set sail without this lucky charm.

Chimney sweeps or chimney sweeps are considered lucky charms because they were always the first to walk through the streets on New Year's morning and congratulated on the New Year.

Luckiness also comes from the flower pot. Of course we are talking about four-leaved clover, the "lucky clover", which is supposed to bring luck according to popular belief. he secret cloverleaf actually comes from Mexico and inspires secret desires and hopes at the turn of the year.

Lucky pigs, mostly made of marzipan, are also widespread. Already for the old Teutons the boar was sacred. The pig is regarded as a symbol of fertility and thus as a sign of prosperity and wealth. "To have had a stroke of luck" means to us that one has had a lot of luck. Those who had a lot of "pigs" were considered privileged and well situated by the Greeks and Romans.

The ladybird is considered to be the heavenly messenger of the Mother of God, hence the name. Protects the children and heals the sick when he flies to them. Never shake off or even kill - that brings bad luck.

>You can be sure if you add the lucky charms.

The trade has long since specialized in the marketing of superstition, which is still widespread today. Even in the supermarket you can buy lucky pigs made of marzipan, ladybirds made of chocolate, small pots with lucky clover, decorated with a chimney sweep or a lucky penny.

Egal, if it helps, many people think for sure, and in the end faith moves mountains. ;-)

New Year's Eve Party - the hangover afterwards

Some tips on how to avoid the notorious hangover ;-)

Fatty food slows down the absorption of alcohol in the blood. Take a high-fat meal before the drinking feast as an exception.

Still one type of alcohol, because the confusion of drinks guarantees a headache.

Avoid dark drinks such as red wine, brandy, cognac and whisky. Because they cause the worst headaches. Better to use white wine or vodka.

Nibbling chips, nuts and salt sticks to compensate for the loss of minerals caused by alcohol.

Dehydrated alcohol! Compensates for fluid loss. Drink plenty of water after the New Year's Eve party.

You didn't stick to the above tips?

You wake up the next morning or even at noon, your skull buzzes and your headache almost kills you?

Then only the hangover breakfast will help.

Large amounts of fresh fruit, wholemeal products, scrambled eggs, pickled herrings and lots of water. If possible, however, avoid taking the painkiller!

Instead, take a long walk. Plenty of fresh air is guaranteed to get you fit.

A nice Silverster-Party wishes you

the team of

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