Monday, October 14, 2013

Halloween in Germany

Halloween is not a holiday that is celebrated in Germany, but at least one local farmer has determined that it's good business to grow pumpkins. The pumpkin patch was swarming with Americans.

Due to Jemma's Leukemia we decided not to visit the pumpkin patch last year. It's a family tradition and the kids were thrilled to go again.

Although Halloween isn't celebrated, we live in a community with lots of Americans and do go trick-o-treating. The experience is very different than trick-o-treating in the United States. In the past hand-fulls of candy have been dumped into the kids bags at some houses. Others are unprepared, since Halloween isn't celebrated, and rummage through candy drawers looking for a treat. Everyone seems to have fun and it has been an enjoyable experience.

 


While visiting the hospital this week Jemma learned to knit. Her blood was stable and her medication was slightly increased. We will visit again in two weeks.

Sunday morning we bundled up and headed to the tennis court.

Then followed it up with a hike.

This post is linked to:
Family Fun Friday
Homegrown Learners
Five for Friday
Real Family Fun
It's Playtime

7 comments:

  1. I also posted about picking pumpkins in Germany yesterday. Our patch was owned by Americans living in Germany, and our pumpkins are not quite orange, as Bavaria has not had enough warm days lately. http://school-of-one-fish.blogspot.de/2013/10/picking-pumpkins-in-germany.html

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  2. Gerhardsbrunn is the small village where Sunshine Pumpkin Patch is located. It's south of the Ramstein base near Mittlebrunn and Walhallben.

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  3. It is interesting to learn that Germany does not celebrate Halloween, except for the American transplants.

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  4. I'm so glad you got to go to the pumpkin patch! October is my favorite month of the year! :-) Thanks for linking with Collage Friday!

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  5. What a fun adventure to the pumpkin patch.
    Blessings, Dawn

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  6. My kdis are so excited to be celebrating halloween stateside this year. We were always disappointed in the UK, I missed the pumpkin farms, and fall decorations. THe best autumn display we ever saw was in Germany:)

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