Tag Archives: Weckensonntag

A Unique Event

Today, the third Sunday before Easter is Weckensonntag in Sulzburg. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events have been cancelled.  Which is a real shame, since this festival only happens once a year and only one place in the world. Now we have to wait until next year. And I missed it in 2019 because […]

More on Weckensonntag

I’m still traveling, which is why I opted for a rerun today. Mind you, it seemed logical to run the 2018 sequel yesterday’s post, given that they were written to go together.   Continuing from where we left off yesterday, some thoughts on this unique Sulzburg tradition. For my neighbour it is a nostalgic time. When […]

WeckenSonntag 2019

Due to poor planning on my part, I am not in Sulzburg today for one of my favourite events of the year, a festival unique to the community. This saddens me a little, because not only do I appreciate the Christian roots of Weckensonntag, but the free bread was enough to last a few days, […]

Poop and Scoop

Dog owners know that they have a responsibility to make sure their pooch doesn’t leave nasty deposits on public (or private) property. Vigorously enforced municipal bylaws back that up. I expected Germans to be even more diligent than Canadians when it comes to cleaning up after their pets. It is a clean country, and citizens […]

Weckensonntag IV

Today a photo essay, just some of the pictures I took last Sunday at sulzburg’s annual Weckensonntag event. I’ve been considering the differences between this very local festival and the much larger Fastnacht which is observed throughout the Black Forest.   Fastnacht is bigger and more colourful, but having seen it once I have no desire […]

Weckensonntag III – The Blacksmith

There’s a certain fascination that comes with watching someone perform a lost art.  Though I guess it isn’t really lost if people are still doing it. It must be 50 years since I last watched a blacksmith plying his trade, so it was nice to see one in action this past Sunday at Sulzburg’s Weckensonntag. […]

Weckensonntag II

Continuing from where we left off yesterday, some thoughts on this unique Sulzburg tradition. For my neighbour it is a nostalgic time. When she was a child, Weckensonntag was the day the children revived their new spring outfits (in Canada for many families it is Easter for that). So I understand her excitement over what […]

Weckensonntag I – A Unique Tradition

Our neighbour was insistent we had to take part in Weckensonntag, which is held the third Sunday before Easter. She told us it is the biggest and most important festival of the year. That sounded strange to me. I’d seen no preparations, seen no posters. “Bigger than Fastnacht?” I asked. “Much bigger.” That made me […]