Daily Archives: December 19, 2018


How to ring in the new year German-style

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In the U.S., we have relatively few national New Year’s Eve traditions. Many watch the ball drop in Times Square from the warmth of their home; some kiss at midnight; others sip champagne and party until daybreak.   But, in Germany, citizens enjoy an array of fairly…

December 19th, 2018 Things You Didn't Know

President issues executive order making Dec. 24 a holiday for federal employees

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The President of the U.S. issued an Executive Order granting the closing of all executive departments and agencies of the federal government and excusing employees from duty Monday, Dec. 24.   Non-mission essential activities will be curtailed to allow civilian employees to be excused from duty…

December 19th, 2018 News