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German New Year Traditions

What is Silvester? Why is New Year’s Eve called Silvester in Germany?

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Growing up, I always wondered why New Year’s Eve was called Silvester, and I get emails asking “what is Sylvester”?  My parents always celebrated New Year’s Eve with a party… but a Silvester Party? The whole thing is a little bit confusing…. Fortunately, there is an easy explanation! And it all dates back to a […]

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What is Raclette Cheese? Cheesy German New Year’s Eve Tradition

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Whenever anyone asks me “What’s your favorite kind of Cheese?” my automatic answer is “the melted kind”. And yes, I have the kind of family that loves cheese, eats loads of cheese, and spends a lot of time talking about cheese. It’s no wonder that there were loud CHEERS when I brought home the Raclette […]

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What is a Bunter Teller? A Plate of Christmas Cookies for Everyone!

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Last week a friend of mine said, “You’re German, would you like these? I found them at an estate sale”… and then she handed me these cardboard plate/bowls printed with Christmassy images. She had found paper plates for “Bunte Teller!” I was so excited to receive something from my childhood. But, What is a Bunter […]

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Bleigiessen- A New Year’s Eve Tradition in Germany

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A fun New Year’s Eve Tradition in Germany for families try to divine their fortune for the New Year is Bleigiessen, Lead Pouring. This ancient form of divination, also known as Molybdomancy, has been used during the Raunächte for 1000s of years in many cultures. Now it’s mostly just for fun, although… there may be something to […]

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German Rheinische Krapfen Recipe…. Fried Dough Treats!

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One of my father’s favorite food memories is his Mother’s German Krapfen Recipe that she would make every year on New Year’s Eve . These are Rheinische  Öl Krapfen, which means they are a fried yeast dough filled with raisins… sort of like a donut, but not (so don’t make these expecting them to taste like Krispy […]

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