"Thanksgiving celebrated in the churches" Top 5 Page for this destination Bavaria Local Custom Tip by Trekki

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  Straw crown in Wies Church
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  • Straw crown in Wies Church - Bavaria
      Straw crown in Wies Church
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  • Thanksgiving in Steingaden - Bavaria
      Thanksgiving in Steingaden
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  • Thanksgiving in Hohenfurch - Bavaria
      Thanksgiving in Hohenfurch
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When I was in Bavaria's Pfaffenwinkel, the region with the highest density of Rococo and Baroque churches, it was early October (2011) and Thanksgiving celebrations were ongoing. The altar parts of Wies church and Steingaden?s church were fully decorated. Beautiful crowns made of straw were standing there and the full basket of fruit and food was lying in front of the altar. I am sure that these were put together by the kids with help of their parents and teachers. When I was visiting Steingaden?s church suddenly a group of little kids with adults arrived. They were grouping around the altar, one of the adults had a guitar and all were singing Thanksgiving songs. Cute.
Very touching work and very typical for this so much solidly grounded religious farmland region.

© Ingrid D., October 2011 (So please do not copy my text or photos without my permission.)

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