Saturday, December 5, 2009

Wassilfest

The court house all lit up. The picture does not do it justice, because it really is beautiful
The town square, which is actually a circle all lit up.

This is a picture of P holding some wassil.



I live in a funny little German town. We like to celebrate a lot. Last month we had Wurstfest, which is a 10 day salute to beer and sausage. Men don their lederhosen and women put on their wench dress and they try beer from around the world and sasuage galore. They raise a ton of money, donate it all to charity, and start planning again for next year.





Thursday night we had Wassifest. This is my favorite town event of the whole year. They shut down the town square and the surrounding streets and all the local businesses prepare wassil, which is basically warm apple cider. So you walk up and down the street tasting wassil and talking to people. It is so much fun. Then you pick up a card and vote on who had the best wassil and the store they wins gets the bragging rights for the year. It is so much fun to go and see the town all lit up with Christmas lights. It is the perfect way to ring in the Christmas season.

1 comment:

Money Funk said...

Oh how fun to live in a small German town. There is a great town I travelled thru in Texas. I always imagined returning to live there. Gotta love the German ppl for so many reasons!

That is so cool! Glad you had fun! Hope your foot gets better fast. Sorry you are enduring pain.