Aschermittwoch translation | German-English dictionary



A•scher•mitt•woch      m   Ash Wednesday  
[[Aschermittwoch]] (Ash Wednesday) is the day following Karneval and the first day of Lent. On this day devout Catholics go to church and have a cross of ashes smeared on their foreheads as a reminder of the transience of human life., In Bavaria there is also politischer Aschermittwoch. Each political party holds a mass rally at which it reviews its own policies and more especially those of the other parties. The speakers are not only local politicians but also often the national party leaders. For this reason politischer Aschermittwoch is a focus of attention for the whole of Germany.  
    siehe auch Karneval  
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"Aschermittwoch": examples and translations in context
Mit der Abendveranstaltung zum Aschermittwoch der Künstler möchten wir in diesem Jahr an seine Anfänge anknüpfen. This year's evening program event of the Ash Wednesday for the Artists is seeking out its very beginnings once again.
Der Aschermittwoch fällt auf einen Montag. Ash Wednesday falls on a Monday.
Karneval - findet ab Mitte Januar bis zur Fastnacht (Dienstag vor Aschermittwoch) statt. - Carnival - it is organized in the middle of January (Tuesday before Ash Wednesday- the beginning of Lent).
Ich danke Ihnen aber insbesondere für den Hinweis auf den Aschermittwoch. Thank you in particular for your comment on Ash Wednesday.
Am Montag nach Aschermittwoch erwacht die Stadt mit dem "Morgenstraich". On the Monday following Ash Wednesday the city rises with the "Morgenstraich".
Nach der Tradition beginnt ab 17. Januar das Fest des heiligen Antonius, und dauert bis zum Aschermittwoch. According to tradition starts from January 17, the feast of St. Anthony Abbot, and lasts until Ash Wednesday.
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