Festivals

Dirndl Jewerly- German Style Jewelry to Wear to German Fests or Everyday!

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We are headed into German Festival Season… Maifests, Germanfests… and the king of all German Festivals … OKTOBERFEST! Whether or not you wear a Dirndl, it’s always fun to wear Dirndl Jewelry. Necklaces, chokers,  bracelets or earrings can help you express your personal style… and show off your love for Germany! There are simple styles, […]

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What is Oktoberfest Bier? And what makes it Special

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  During the fall months, with the arrival of pumpkin spice comes Octoberfest beers. While they are exceedingly delicious beers, the question remains; what is Oktoberfest Beer? And what makes one beer an Octoberfest beer and another a seasonal ale? Is it the flavor or is it the Season? And is there a rule for making […]

German Idioms List- A Fun Way to learn to Speak Like a German

Gingerbread Hearts to Buy -German Heart Cookies for your Schatzi!

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  Customized Gingerbread Heart (Lebkuchen) – X-large Oktoberfest is not just about Beer! Remember, Oktoberfest started as a wedding celebration, as an expression of love. So it is only natural that today, symbols of love still exist on the Wiesn in the form of Gingerbread decorated with love notes and cute sayings. But if you […]

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Top Oktoberfest Songs You WILL Hear at German Festivals

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Music is almost as important to Oktoberfest as Beer. (I said ALMOST). So if you are headed to an Oktoberfest… or you are hosting your own Oktoberfest Party… you can be certain that music, singing and even dancing will be involved. But what sort of music will you hear? These are the TOP Oktoberfest Songs […]

Dirndl Jewerly- German Style Jewelry to Wear to German Fests or Everyday!

Oktoberfest Theme Party Ideas- Plan Your Oktoberfest Party!

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  Oktoberfest Party Arch Even if you can’t make it to Munich, you can still celebrate! Plan an Oktoberfest Party at home with these Oktoberfest Theme Party Ideas!  All you need is Beer, food music and some fun Oktoberfst party supplies/ decorations to get everyone in the mood! You can go big… and rent a tent, […]

Dirndl Jewerly- German Style Jewelry to Wear to German Fests or Everyday!

What is Schützenfest? A Marksmanship Competition with a Weekend Celebration!

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A few years, while visiting family in Germany, everyone was getting ready for the weekend’s Schützenfest. What is Schützenfest? I asked…. ahhhh… It’s a big fest with shooting competitions, drinking, a coronation, and a massive party that lasts the whole weekend. WHAT?? That’s right, a festival involving shooting and alcohol. (What could go wrong?) Nothing! […]

Dirndl Jewerly- German Style Jewelry to Wear to German Fests or Everyday!

German Easter Fountains- a German Easter Tradition

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One way towns in Germany prepare for Easter is by decorating fountains. These German Easter Fountains are covered with flowers and colored eggs, making them a festive centerpiece to the city center square. History of Decorating an Easter Fountain in Germany In parts of Germany, there was a tradition of drawing Easter Water (Osterwasser) for […]

Dirndl Jewerly- German Style Jewelry to Wear to German Fests or Everyday!

What is the Epiphany? Celebrating the Epiphany in Germany

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January 6th is celebrated as the Epiphany, but what is the Epiphany? Before the Fourth Century, the birth of Christ, his Epiphany (which means appearance in Greek) was celebrated on January 6. The date was official shifted to Dec 25 by Pope Julius I (the date isn’t arbitrary… Mary learned she was pregnant with the […]

Dirndl Jewerly- German Style Jewelry to Wear to German Fests or Everyday!