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Kalter Markt – a traditional market day in winter

Every year, on the  last Thursday in January “Kalter Markt” (cold market) is held in Römhild, a small town in the district of Hildburghausen. It is one of the preserved traditions in Römhild. The town got market rights in 1498. Traditional markets in Römhild were animal and wool markets. In 1800 there was the first ‘cold Market’, so it´s the 213th this year. 🙂

Many years ago the market stated at 4 am, now 6 am. Thousands of people came every  year.

Nowadays you can buy toys, food, clothes, jewelry and still animals for example: rabbits, chicken, pigeons and many more. About 200 trader are there every year.

This year the cold market is on 31th of January. In Römhild  people  say, “Either you freeze or you drown”. 😉

When the market ends the people go in to the pubs, have fun and sing the song of the cold market.

by Valentin

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Posted by on January 30, 2013 in Festivals, Germany

 

My Pet

My pet is a very nice dog, he is a  Labrador. His name is Arko and he is 7 years old.Josidog

His fur is golden-brown and white.

He lives in the house and has his place under the stairs in a basket.He likes  sleeping or he is hungry. 😉

We also go for a walk  and plays with me in the garden. His favourite toy is a ball.

For food he likes everything I like too. My friend is very fond and cuddly. I love him.

Have you got a pet?

by Josefine

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2013 in Germany, Pets

 

How computer minded are you?

By Elisa

The computer was a great invention. With it you can do everything: you can work, write documents, access the Internet, play games and other things. Today almost everybody has one. I use the computer to surf the Internet, and that’s what I like best: I search for new information about the topics I like. I sometimes  send e-mails to my friends, too. I rarely use the computer to play videogames. I spend about one hour a day on it, but sometimes I don’t use it.

What about you? How long do you stay  on the computer?
What’s your favourite activity with it? 🙂

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Posted by on January 24, 2013 in activity, Hobbies, Italy