German Culture @ BellaOnline http://www.bellaonline.com/Site/germanculture Welcome to your guide to Germany, and the culture and traditions of German speaking countries. From castles, customs and cuisine, yes it does have one, to present day life, history, arts, language, facts, festivals and travel. en-us Copyright 2016 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:31:07 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg German Culture @ BellaOnline http://germanculture.bellaonline.com Bird's Wedding, Children's Tradition in Sorbia http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art182540.asp It is a January tradition for young children in Sorbian Lusatia, eastern Germany; the unique "Bird's Wedding". Dressed in miniature wedding costumes, the bride is a Magpie, her groom a Raven; or bride a Thrush and groom a Blackbird. While everyone, from guests to chaplain, are colorful "Birds". Sat, 25 Jan 2014 08:14:57 EST Monk's Chicken, 13th Century Recipe for Lent http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art175645.asp Medieval monks really knew how to twist the rule book during Fasts like Lent, and this 13th century recipe, with chicken breasts rather than the "Fish not Fowl" Beaver Tails used in the Middle Ages, is a delicious example. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 02:23:45 EST Carnival in Cologne, Women's Thursday http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art175104.asp Karneval in Germany began with masked Teutons creating chaos to frighten away evil spirits of winter. Now Thursday before Ash Wednesday is Weiberfastnacht in the Rhineland, where Carnival "Wieber"/women cause turmoil, take over City Halls, and no necktie is safe from their jumbo scissors. Tue, 7 Feb 2012 01:11:11 EST