Ordinal Numbers, Dates, & Holidays

    Today’s A1/A2 video is about ordinal numbers. The easiest way to teach this is by showing a variety of dates throughout the year and talking about holidays that occur on those dates. That is exactly what I did in this video. I start out with a brief introduction to the topic of ordinal numbers and how they are formed. I then give at least one example for every number up to thirty-one. This not only ensures that you get an example sentence for each of the dates available in a month with thirty-one days, but it also allows me to include at least one example from each month of the year. With this video, you can learn the names for a variety of holidays in German while you learn how to form ordinal numbers. Below the video, you will find a list of the dates and holidays used in the video in the order that they occur throughout the year. In the video, they are listed by the day of the month in ascending order.

    If you want to download the script as a side-by-side file with German and English next to each other or get an MP3 download of this, you can get that by supporting my work on Patreon. By supporting my work, you also get access to the worksheets I create for each video.

    der erste Januar: Am ersten Januar feiern wir Neujahr.


    Beginner German with Herr Antrim

    der zweite Februar: Groundhog Day (Murmeltiertag)

    der zwölfte Februar: Abraham Lincolns Geburtstag

    der vierzehnte Februar: Valentinstag

    der neunzehnte Februar: Batmans Geburtstag

    der zwanzigste Februar: Presidents’ Day (Tag der Präsidenten)

    der siebenundzwanzigste Februar: Rosenmontag

    der achtundzwanzigste Februar: Karneval/Mardi Gras


    der sechste März: Unabhängigkeitstag in Ghana (heute)

    der sechzehnte April: Ostern


    der fünfundzwanzigste Mai: Vatertag (Deutschland)

    der neunundzwanzigste Mai: Memorial Day (Gedenktag)

    der dreißigste Mai: Hawkmans Geburtstag


    der vierte Juni: Pfingstsonntag

    der fünfte Juni: Pfingstmontag

    der achtzehnte Juni: Vatertag (USA)


    der sechsundzwanzigste Juli: Fidel Castro Tag


    der achte August ist das Augsburger Hohe Friedensfest


    der elfte September: Patriot Day

    der einundzwanzigste September: Earth, Wind, and Fire Tag

    der zweiundzwanzigste September: Native American Day


    der dritte Oktober: Tag der Deutschen Einheit

    der neunte Oktober: Lief Erikson Tag

    der dreizehnte Oktober: Freitag der dreizehnte


    November: Herr Antrims Geburtstag

    der neunzehnte November: Volkstrauertag

    der dreiundzwanzigste November: Thanksgiving (USA)


    der sechste Dezember: Nikolaustag

    der siebte Dezember: Pearl Harbor Gedenktag

    der zehnte Dezember: 2. Advent

    der siebzehnte Dezember: 3. Advent

    der vierundzwanzigste Dezember: Heiligabend

    der einunddreißigste Dezember: Silvester

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    Herr Antrim

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