Eisenach: A woman shares a special New Year’s tradition – everyone celebrates it

Eisenach. In New Year’s tradition, people in Eisenach largely a must have this year: The big fireworks.

Fortunately, there are other customs that mark the end of the year in Eisenach to accompany. A woman shared one of them on Facebook – and is now celebrated for it.

Eisenach is now celebrating this New Year’s tradition

Not surprisingly, it is a very tasty tradition. “Even when I was a child in Eisenach, it was a custom,” writes Doro: “slow soup was always served for lunch on the last day of the year.”

From this beautiful memory she wrote a short story. It begins: “Every year on December 31st, all the residents gather at the village inn for the big New Year’s Eve. The host has already prepared a hearty lentil soup in a large wooden tub, ”she writes in the Eisenach group on Facebook.

Eisenach: That’s behind the popular custom

That makes your mouth water. But what is all this for? “The dish, as usual, is said to bring wealth and happiness. The more it is consumed, the greater the gain in the new year, ”explains Doro in the short story.

“Who will be the winner this time?” Everyone present looked at Michel suspiciously and secretly wished it weren’t him again, as he already owns the largest house in town. The heated battle begins … ”, the text continues.


Other New Year traditions:

  • Do Not Eat Fish: “New Year’s Eve” was named after Pope New Year’s Eve I. He had a reputation for suffocating unbelievers with a fishbone on the anniversary of his death – December 31st.
  • No work on the last day of the year: washing clothes in particular is supposed to attract evil spirits out of their hiding places.
  • Fireworks: The loud crack is supposed to drive away evil spirits
  • Don’t bother geese: Otherwise, fate flies away with the goose


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Text that matters. And a delicious tradition that many people in Eisenach know, according to the Facebook group.


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Dorothy also had sweets on the table in the afternoon: “And with the coffee we had pancakes (Berliner), which were peppered with papers and homemade funny sayings, which everyone then read aloud. And one was filled with mustard, woe to everyone who is caught. ”

Lentil soup and good wishes – with such good omens, almost nothing can go wrong in the new year! (vh)


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