Oct 4, 2008

Erntedankfest ............Harvest festival....Thanksgiving

A harvest festival is an annual celebration which occurs around the time of the main harvest of a given region.

Harvest is mainly associated with fruit and vegetables, for which we give thanks. This is the whole point of the Harvest Festival.

The German Erntedankfest is primarily a rural and a religious celebration.
When it is celebrated in larger cities, it is usually part of a church service.

Wir w├╝nschen allen eine ruhige und gem├╝tliche Erntedankfest !

We wish you all a quiet and cozy Thanksgiving!


ness said...

Yes, Vicki,

to have a happy heart is to have a grateful heart. We have so many things and people to be thankful for.

I am thankful for your friendship.

God bless!

Cielo said...

this celebration is somewhat similar to Quezon Province "Pahiyas festival" - a thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest

Heart of Rachel said...

Beautiful photos Vicki! It looks like a wonderful celebration. I love the colorful festivity.

raqgold said...

oh, we didnt go to celebrate this fest. we were someplace else, sa iba kami naglakwatsa, but we dont have parades here during that day, too. sarap pala makinood dyan sa inyo next time :D