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 […]

Wunderbar together

Wunderbar Together

Wunderbar Together – a project to support the German-American Friendship Wunderbar together is a one year campaign which started on the 3rd of October of this year, celebrating the German-American Friendship. When I heard about the project, I was thinking by myself, this is precisely what I am doing for the past four years with […]

New Year's Eve

These New Year’s Eve recipes, prophecies, and celebrations are a total blast.

New Year’s Eve 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. This takes place at midnight in every village, […]

New Year's Luck Traditions

This new year, watch luck come pouring in all shapes, sizes, and meanings.

New Year’s Luck Traditions The last Day of the year in Germany is celebrated with New Year’s Luck Traditions. When the clock strikes midnight, it’s a brand new year. Fireworks color the sky and people fill the streets. Yes, New Year’s in Germany is quite a celebration. After the echoes of the church bells have […]

Valentine's Day Celebration

Valentine’s Day Celebration – Create a meal your special someone will love.

Valentine’s Day Celebration with recipes for appetizer, cakes and a meal. 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 candy […]

Mother's Day

How to create a Mother’s Day she will never forget. It is easy!

Mother’s Day Mother’s Day happens every year, on the second Sunday in May, a special holiday is celebrated to honor mothers of all generations. This special day filled with flowers started as a Memorial Mother’s Day Meeting for the mother of Anna Marie Jarvis, a social activist during the American civil war. “Mother’s Day” was […]

German Wedding Traditions

German Wedding Traditions – getting married in Germany and how to celebrate

German Wedding Traditions German Wedding Traditions and how to celebrate in three steps. It starts with the Polterabend followed by the legal ceremony at the city hall, Standesamt. The church wedding is the final celebration and highlight. The sequence of the festivities are flexible, and the traditions vary depending on regions. German Traditions – The […]

July 4th Barbecue

What does a German grandmother know about a July 4th Barbecue?

July 4th Barbecue July 4th Barbecue. With summertime the outdoor entertaining barbecue is in the center of attention. Oma has tips for parties and great recipes for grilling and entertaining. We waited so long for summer to arrive and now it’s here—in all its natural beauty. The sunshine and blue skies invite us outdoors as […]

German Wine Festivals

German Wine Festivals! It is time for new wine! Great bottles and the Recipes to match.

German Wine Festivals While Oktoberfest is in full swing in America, the Germans have moved on from their September celebration and are ready to commemorate the fruit from the vine. That is right, it is time for new wine and to introduce the fermented grape juice at the German Wine Festivals. In October, the well-known […]

Oktoberfest Party Guide, Food, Beer, Music

Oktoberfest Party Guide. The ultimate guide to hosting a real Oktoberfest party in your backyard.

Oktoberfest Party Guide Think Oktoberfest is all about beer? Think again. Just as important as those amazing Bavarian lagers are the authentic Oktoberfest dishes that make every Oktoberfest party so special. With good food and good drinks, come good times. And you will find everything you need to host a successful Oktoberfest beer garden festival […]