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But in Germany/Thuringia we have just a big spring-festival, called 'Sommergewinn'
There was a big parade and every year the sun has an official discussion with the winter:
He has to vanish now, since it's time for spring!
Many houses are decorated - using the symbols of the festival: eggs, pretzel, and a rooster -with paperflowers. All fertility symbols - which points to the ancient roots of the festival.
And there's a common hurly-burly (I love that language ;) -with poor and loud music.