CULTURE

St. Martin’s Day in the U.S. 2017

November 9, 2017 Alexa 0

St. Martin’s Day (Martinstag) on November 11 is a religious observance in Germany that is particularly popular with children. It is dedicated to St. Martin of Tours and celebrates modesty and altruism – both values […]

CULTURE

Barbecue: An American Tradition with German Roots

July 3, 2017 Alexa 0

Have you ever thought about the origins of the traditional “all-American” barbecue foods? You’ll probably be surprised to know that many foods Americans associate with tailgates, picnics and barbecues actually originated in Germany! Read more […]

CULTURE

Wedding Traditions From Around the World

May 26, 2017 Alexa 0

Love is in the air in the month of May! Check out these wedding traditions from around the globe, starting with, of course, the German tradition! 1. Germany: Baumstamm sägen (sawing the log) After the […]

RECIPES

Faschingskrapfen with Orange Jam

February 1, 2017 GW Administrator 2

Fasching  (Karneval) always ends on Ash Wednesday. The climax of carnival is the day before, Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday. Festive costume parades on Faschingsdienstag mark the end of the winter throughout Germany, Switzerland and […]

TRADITIONS

GAMGA Helau!

January 15, 2017 Alexa 0

For more than 30 years, the annual gala of the German-American Mardi Gras Association (GAMGA) has attracted German Karneval fans from all parts of the U.S. and Canada, all determined to keep the fun and […]

TRADITIONS

Reflections on the First Advent

November 24, 2016 GW Administrator 4

Der Adventkranz – The Advent Wreath The Advent wreath, is a Christian tradition that symbolizes the passage of the four weeks of Advent in the liturgical calendar of the Western church. The ring or wheel […]