German Christmas Celebration

German Christmas Celebrations and Traditions

German Christmas Celebrations for all to enjoy! German Christmas celebrations start with the first of Advent (the fourth Sunday before Christmas) and ends on December 26th, which is the second Holiday of Christmas. In between, are different traditional celebrations and activities with deeper meanings beyond shopping sprees and gift giving. It is called “Vorweihnachtszeit” which […]

Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes

Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes.

Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes. Thanksgiving Traditions and Tips you’ll be truly thankful for. When I arrived in America, twenty-nine years ago, I didn’t know much about Thanksgiving or a meal prepared with traditional Thanksgiving recipes. Long before the days of Google, I looked up the translation of Thanksgiving the old fashion way, and understood it as […]

German American Thanksgiving

German American Thanksgiving

German American Thanksgiving – Add these delicious popular German recipes to your Thanksgiving Menu German American Thanksgiving in Oma’s house. Give your traditional Thanksgiving meal this year an Oma twist while adding or combining the following recipes. I picked Classic German Recipes which I was taught by my mother, and she was taught by her […]

New Year's Eve

These New Year’s Eve Recipes

New Year’s Eve, recipes, prophecies, and celebrations are a total blast. New Year’s Eve is celebrated differently the world over. While New York City is counting down in Time Square and watching the ball drop, the people of Germany are filling the streets and setting off fireworks to the sound of the local church bells. […]

German Karneval Mardi Gras

German Karneval Mardi Gras

German Karneval Mardi Gras. The food, the fun, the Fasching! Helau and Alaaf! When the German Karneval Mardi Gras season starts German Karneval Mardi Gras or Carnival (Karneval) goes by a lot of different names: Fasching, Fastnacht, and Fassenacht. But it all means one thing… fun! Germans consider this time “the fifth season” of the […]

Valentine's Day Celebration

Valentine’s Day Celebration

Valentine’s Day Celebration – Create a meal your special someone will love Valentine’s Day celebration means flowers and chocolate, chocolate and flowers! Those are the traditional signs that Valentine’s Day is here. February 14th is Valentine’s Day Celebration the world over in many different ways, but the long-stem red roses, frilly greeting cards, and heart-shaped […]

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day! A German look at the Irish. See what the Irish have in common. As St.Patrick’s Day approaches on March 17, I can’t help but think how close the Irish are in respect to the Germans. Not so much in physical distance, but in so many other interesting ways. For starters, just like […]

St. Martin's Day Tradition

Shining a light on the meaning of St. Martin’s Day Tradition in Germany with lanterns and more!

St. Martin’s Day Tradition! St. Martin of Tours was a soldier in the roman army. One winter, he was riding on his horse and saw a beggar freezing on the side of the street. Martin took off his coat and divided it with his sword into two pieces to share with the poor man. In […]

German May Day Traditions

German May Day Traditions. Fun and interesting facts about the First of May in Germany.

German May Day Traditions Facts about German May Day Traditions. It’s May Day as the German saying goes, “Alles neu macht der Mai,” which translated means, “May makes everything new.” The first of May is also known as May Day—not to be confused with the SOS emergency call mayday,” which derives from the French “m’aidez” pronounced […]