Traditional German Festivities

Traditional German Festivities

Traditional German festivities are well prepared and celebrated all year around. Whereas the observed holidays are more formal like Easter and Christmas, other traditional German festivities are more low key like an Oktoberfest party in the backyard. Traditions and customs play a major role during the cultural celebrations and are handed down from generation to generation. The ceremonies can vary depending on the region in Germany.

The saying “food and drink hold body and soul together” is for sure fitting for the Germans, especially during festivities and festivals. One of the reasons Oma shares with you authentic, traditional, German recipes for homemade menus, drinks, and desserts to compliment German festivities. Furthermore, Oma will provide you also with some tips and ideas how to decorate. Instructions for traditional arts & crafts projects also for children included. You might get an understanding of Mardi Gras in Germany, and what it is all about. Maybe you want to take on a new tradition for your child’s First Day in School with a school cone. Find out what beer to serve best for Oktoberfest and what music to listen too.

You would be surprised to learn how many traditions are imported by German immigrants and celebrated by Americans. Besides of the Christmas tree and the Easter bunny there is of course Oktoberfest just to mention a few.

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