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Easter in Germany


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Title: Easter in Germany

Easter in Germany
German Easter Traditions
  • Germany gets ready for a new season You will see
    spring flowers on display and many traditional
    "Easter trees", twigs and brushes dripping with
    colorfully decorated eggs. The custom of boiling
    and painting eggs, the symbols of new life, began
    in Germany the bright colors represent sunlight
    and growth.

Colored Eggs and Chocolate Bunnies
  • Next to the Easter egg, the rabbit is probably
    the most popular Easter icon the Easter bunny,
    symbolizing fertility, was first mentioned in
    German writings in the 16th century.The bunny
    was then imported to America by Pennsylvania
    Dutch settlers, who called it "Oschter Haws"
    ("Easter Hare"). Around 1800, the first edible
    Easter bunnies were made in Germany.

Easter in Germany
  • Germans enjoy a very long Easter weekend Good
    Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays
  • German schools are closed for Easter holidays
    (usually two weeks around the Easter weekend)

Celebrating Easter in Germany
  • If you spend the Easter weekend in Germany,
    memorize these two words Frohe Ostern - Happy

Good Friday
  • The Easter weekend in Germany begins with a quiet
    Good Friday. Many families eat fish as their
    traditional Good Friday lunch.

Easter Saturday
  • Easter Saturday is a great day to visit an
    open-air Easter market, where you can browse for
    artistically handcrafted Easter eggs, carved
    Easter decoration. Stop by a German bakery for a
    special Easter treat a sweet cake in the shape
    of a lamb.

Easter Sunday
  • Easter Sunday is the highlight of the holiday
    weekend. In the early morning, parents hide
    baskets filled with colored, hardboiled eggs,
    chocolate bunnies, sweets, and little presents
    for the kids.
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