Bretzelsonndeg

March 29th, 2019 Prisma

🥨 This coming Sunday is Bretzelsonndeg (Pretzel Sunday) or also called Halleffaaschtensonndeg in Luxembourg. This tradition is celebrated half through the Lent Season, 20 days before Easter.

💕 The custom is that the boy offers a pretzel to the girl who he has an eye on.

🥚 In case the girl is interested she will offer him a Chocolate Egg in return, on Easter Sunday. (which gives her 20 days to consider and decide…)

🤓 Until the beginning or the middle of the 20th century this was a local custom mainly celebrated around the rivers Moselle and Sûre. Nowadays it is the fashion in the whole of the country. Long long time ago, the tradition even imposed on couples, who had married during the previous year, to offer a pretzel to all the guests who had managed to receive a part of the bride’s garter… or so they say……

🥨 We celebrate Bretzelsonndeg already today in the office… Gudden Appetitt!

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