German Easter Traditions
German Easter Traditions are very popular in Germany and celebrated each spring. Blooming flowers and budding branches of bushes and trees are the first signs spring has arrived. Before the Easter holidays, some of the twigs are cut and placed in large vases to be decorated with colored Easter eggs.
The German Easter Traditions start on Thursday before Good Friday and end the following Monday, which is the second Holiday in Germany. The meal plan follows customs and traditions. The meal plan for Thursday also called green Thursday, are boiled potatoes, and Frankfurter Green Sauce. A traditional meal on Good Friday is potatoes, spinach, and eggs. Rabbit, dumplings, and salad is the meal for Easter Sunday. The desserts like the typical lamb cake and cheesecake are just some of the many offered. The meals and traditions could be a little different depending on the regions in Germany.
After a long winter, I can’t wait for Easter to arrive and with it the colorful signs of spring. Hiding the eggs for the children on Sunday morning is one of the traditions. It is always exciting to watch the children carrying a basket to find them. The part I like most is reading the favorite Easter stories to my grandchildren, besides of spending time with the family.