Weckmann and Lanterns

Apart from learning the German language – we have also been learning about customs and traditions.

Last week we made Weckmann.  Weckmann is sweet leavened dough in the shape of a man.  They are usually available around Saint Nicholas Day (December 6th).  The pastry often has raisins and a clay pipe inserted.  We used both.

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This week we made lanterns.  The children will be able to parade around with their lanterns next week just like the children in Germany.

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Thank you Monika for organising our German lessons and teaching us about the special cultural events.  This has been a great addition to our Pre School program for 2014.

 

 

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