- Feb 7, 2006
I've noticed in my contact with American friends that there's more emphasis on visiting graves in the US than there is up here. One of those subtle cultural differences between people who are very much alike in many ways.
Here in Germany, All Saints Day is the day where you visit the graves or at least make sure they are readied for winter by ordering a gardener's service. All sflower shops and supermarkets offer special winterhard bouquets, so you could say that it's a custom still observed by young and old. There are organizations who care for German cemetaries in the former German parts of other European countries and they are active around this time of year as well, living on donations. But that's not our War Remembrance Day, that is in mid-November.