Mit dem Gloecklerlauf die Boesen (Winter-) Geister Vertreiben

November 21, 2018 Lucy 0

Im Advent reicht das Salzburger Brauchtum von Krampus- und Perchtenläufen über das traditionelle Turmblasen bis hin zu den zahlreichen Salzburger Advenstingen. Einer der schönen Winterbräuche in Salzburg, die immer im Jänner stattfinden, ist der Glöcklerlauf. Dieser […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]