Tag: German

December 17, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Outdoor lights Outdoor lights symbolise the Christmas season.  Evolved from 17th c German tradition of lighting the tree with small candles. 1880 – 1st outdoor electric light display by Thomas Edison.  2 years later, his colleague, Edward Johnson made the 1st string of  lights, with 80 small bulbs.  Outdoor Christmas lights spark joy – &…

December 2, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Saving Germans squirrel away 10% of disposable income regardless of economic crises or interest rates, double that of the average European or American.  Only Swedes & Swiss save more.  In contrast, Britons save about 3%.  In 2016, their savings rate was actually negative. 1778: world’s 1st savings bank founded in Hamburg.  Most Germans view the…