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Watch: Hilarious St David’s Day question on German quiz show

26 May 2022 2 minutes Read
German quiz show question on Wales stumps contesants

What do Germans know about the traditions of St David’s Day?

Well if you’re the contestants on German quiz show Wer weiß denn sowas? (Who knows?) the answer to that questions is hilariously enough – not a lot.

The popular game show hosted by Kai Pflaume with team captains – entertainer Bernhard Hoëcker and German comedian Elton.

Each episode sees two guests joining forces with the team captains to answer a series of bizarre and tricky questions from science, the animal kingdom and everyday life.

In the episode in question Bernhard was joined by German actress and model Valerie Huber, while Elton’s guest was the actress and model, Leia Holtwick.

Bernhard and Valerie were stumped when asked particular multi-choice question about Wales.

Amusingly the choices were:

On the Welsh St David’s Day.
A: Children take red-painted potatoes to school
B: People decorate themselves with a leek or a daffodil
C: Unmarried men mark doors of houses with a sausage

Now we all know what the answer is, but did our German friends?

Watch and enjoy! (And turn on the English subtitles if you need them.)


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Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 month ago

Funny to see our German friends puzzle over the traditions of St’David. And I’m not surprised they struggled seeing the suppression of Welsh history. And sure we can bemoan the fact that our vast history is not known more but I prefer to educate ones willing to listen.

Last edited 1 month ago by Y Cymro
Llywelyn ein Llyw Nesaf
Llywelyn ein Llyw Nesaf
1 month ago

Roll on the next Dydd Gwyl Dewi – I have my sausage ready!

Cynan
Cynan
1 month ago

Yeah. It’s the sausage thing. Or was that just in my village?

Quornby
Quornby
1 month ago

A lot of Germans know more about Wales than Simon Hart, Andrew RT Davies and party boy Johnson put together.

Hue
Hue
1 month ago

People getting hot under the collar about ‘supression of our history’ need to chat with themselves. Yes, our history has been, and continues to be, surpressed. However, I’d wager very few, if any, of those sweating over this know anything about Belgium’s, the Netherlands’, or Finland’s national days. Heck most of them don’t even know much about Italy’s, Spain’s or Russia’s. We’re a small country, we’re not exactly nextdoor to Germany. A bit of humility eh… lmfao!!!

Crwtyn Cemais
Crwtyn Cemais
1 month ago
Reply to  Hue

I get your point Hue. I would just add – as someone who has lived and worked in one of the countries you listed (Italy, in my case) – that although most people in Wales (or Scotland or England, for that matter) don’t know the first thing about the histories of those countries, at least Welsh people know that they do exist as countries, as political States with their own language(s), laws, customs and cuisine. My experience of living and working in Italy and also working in four other Continental European countries over a period of 16 years, is that… Read more »

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