Valentine's Day in Germany ❤️
➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson
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Valentine's Day in Germany is a very special day.
❤️ A day for lovers to celebrate
❤️ A day for flowers
❤️ A day for heart cookie
❤️ A day for chocolate.
A day for something extra special.
It's one of those non-German German holidays -- something that really wasn't celebrated until after the Second World War.
Since LIEBE (love) is something that is infectious, this special celebration for lovers just couldn't stay away from Germany!
Not as commercial as it is in other countries, Germans still do like to celebrate this day to show their love to one another. Since there are no traditional German recipes for this imported holiday, you are free to decide how and what you will do to make this a special day.
Does your Süße (Sweetie) love Rouladen. Then, that's what you'd make.
Does your Schätzchen (Treasure) love Kaiserschmarrn? Then that's what you'll be making.
And remember, Schokolade (chocolates) and Blumen (flowers) are always welcomed by your Liebchen (Love). Dinner out and an intimate gift are wonderful, too.
Don't forget to tell your Valentine, "Ich liebe Dich!" ("I love you!")and seal it with a Kuss (kiss).
Below is an example of what I made for a special meal for my wonderful hubby as we celebrated our 50th anniversary year!
My Valentine's Day Dinner
I find it interesting that the most traditional of all German meals is also our favorite. A very basic meat and potatoes, German-style.
That means, rouladen and gravy, potato dumplings, and red cabbage. For dessert, it's Black Forest Cake made in the traditional way.
There are so many versions of where Valentine's Day originates from. Just googling will bring up many sites that seem to repeat what the others are saying. Basically, no one really knows!
One thing that is common though, is that now-a-days, this celebration is one of LOVE!
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