German Culture @ BellaOnline http://www.bellaonline.com/Site/germanculture Welcome to your guide to Germany, and the culture and traditions of German speaking countries. Everything from castles, customs and cuisine, yes it does have one, to present day life, history, arts, language, facts, festivals and travel. en-us Copyright 2014 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:51:11 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg German Culture @ BellaOnline http://germanculture.bellaonline.com Palm Sunday and Palmbuschen in Germany http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180102.asp Palm Bouquets are a 10th century German Easter tradition. Good Luck charms kept until Ash Wednesday or added to Easter Sunday Easter Fires, the colorfully decorated twigs, herbs and flowers are carried in Palm Sunday processions to be blessed in church, but make great decorations. With a 'How To'. Sun, 31 Mar 2013 12:05:05 EST Easter in Germany - Decorating Eggs http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art175925.asp The ancient practice of ornately decorating eggs, to hang from trees or add color to homes during the Easter holiday, is still going strong, but in German speaking countries eggs are decorated and given as gifts at other times of the the year also. A 'how to' with a few ideas. Wed, 4 Apr 2012 01:12:34 EST Easter in Germany - Coloring Eggs http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art175922.asp Coloring eggs for Easter has been tradition in German speaking countries for centuries, and they are used to decorate everything from houses and gardens to wells and fountains. Found ready decorated at all Easter Markets, Ostermaerkte, it is still the custom, and much more fun, to color your own. Wed, 4 Apr 2012 01:11:11 EST