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June 10 2011 German Culture Newsletter
Summer has arrived, the first soft fruits are ready to be picked and enjoyed, and 'Pfingstrosen' (Pentecost Roses), Peonies, are to be found everywhere.
Pentecost and the beginning of ongoing project the annual 'Rumtopf' don't always coincide, however it happens this year and both 'traditions' are covered in the latest articles from the German Culture site:
RUMTOPF, GERMANY'S FRUIT AND RUM POT, RECIPE
The centuries old Rumtopf tradition, conserving soft seasonal fruit in sugar and rum during the summer and early autumn months, long ago led to the fruit and rum pot becoming an indispensible, and enjoyable, part of Christmastime celebrations, and a warming treat during Germany’s winter months.
PENTECOST AND CORPUS CHRISTI IN GERMANY
Pfingsten and Fronleichnam, Pentecost and Corpus Christi, are major Christian festivals in Germany. As religious and public holidays with special services and processions, as well as secular and pre-Christian traditions, they bring to an end the religious celebrations that began in early spring with Palm Sunday.
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Francine McKenna, German Culture Editor
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