Holidays in Germany are all full of beauty and delightful food and traditions that have been around for generations. Let's learn a bit about them together, and what it looks like to celebrate in Germany!
It's always a joy to bring special memories back to others. Maybe you will recognize a few of the traditional foods from your days in Germany with your families, that brings back some of those memories!
Below you can find holidays that we all know and love, like Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, and of course Oktoberfest! Find delectable treats and dinner ideas for your very favorite time of year, whichever that may be!
If you're looking to learn a little bit of holiday history too, then you've come to the right place. I'm quite a history lover myself, and I must say that learning about these German celebrations was so fun!
I learned lots of these traditions through my Oma as well, who grew up in Northern Germany.
First, let's take a sneak peek at some of the staple German foods you'll find during these holidays:
Christmas was one of my favorite holidays to research. Not only is the food served during the time so lecker, but the events and markets were so beautiful to discover ... online that is, but I hope to see them in person one day!
You can imagine all of the authentic treats that are laid out on the dinner table! But most traditional of all, it wouldn't be a Christmas in Germany without ...
Mutti's Christmas Stollen Recipe ~ Quarkstollen!
How about Valentine's Day? Well, there are actually a few great ideas for special surprise treats for your sweetheart! This one never fails.
Oma's German Torn Pancakes ~ Kaiserschmarrn!
Now for Oktoberfest! This is probably one of the biggest and well-known celebrations in Europe! Markets, games, tents, flags, and crowds of people so enthusiastic to celebrate their heritage together. How does one celebrate Oktoberfest with food?
Pretzels of course! Check out this German Pretzel Recipe (without lye) ~ Oma's Soft Bavarian Laugenbrezel!
Pretzels are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Oktoberfest treats. BUT, no more spoilers! You'll have to keep scrolling and choose your holiday to see more of these delicious foods.
To me, they are all worth trying. But since it would be a bit of a stretch to try them all at once ... make one or two, then next time, try something different from the list.
I hope you can find something you know that you and your guests will surely love. Even if you're just looking for some German holiday history, you'll find it.
Alright! Get scrolling, jotting down, learning, cooking, and maybe even planning a holiday celebration with your loved ones. :)
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