Saturday, January 9, 2010

Silvester

[ New Years Eve ]

The table was set, the food cooked, and everyone was getting ready for a nice evening together to bring in 2010. There were actually a few more surprises with some new hairstyles and a few feather boas thrown into the mix as well.





After enjoying the great food we all made together, we had some time before midnight and we played some games including charades and putting names of celebrities on our foreheads and guessing who we are - Klara hilariously portraying her interpretation of Chancellor Angela Merkel.


Just minutes before midnight we all went outside and some neighbors were lighting Fireworks. Fireworks, I came to learn, is a very big deal in Germany for Silvester - the name for the festivities of New Years Eve. When the clock officially struck twelve, from the impressive view down into the heart of Saarbrücken from Am. Triller, the entire city erupted into fireworks - flashes of whites, reds, greens, blues all over the city - and the overcast skies just briefly lit up like a thunderstorm as several minutes of booming fireworks in celebration of New Years took place.




Overlooking the city from the hills where the Weber Family lives was very exciting, and from the Balcony of the house, the views into the city were incredible and a very exciting way to experience the love for fireworks in Germany for Silvester.

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