Festivities & Holidays
Women in Dirndl, traditional costumes, Trachten
We love to celebrate, to commemorate, to solemnise, to party, be together with loved ones and have a good time. Do you know that the world "gemütlich" can be hardly translated into other languages, we think that "Gemütlichkeit" is not only typical for Austria, but for the whole Alpine region. In this category we talk about festivities, festivals, public and religious holidays. Exceptional events, you can of course visit yourself or transfer to your family traditions. We will show you table decorations, ideas for your party decoration and which food to serve.
Colourful table decorations for parties in Spring
Table decoration in spring – we like that colourful and vibrant. The colour scheme we chose was blue, green, yellow and white and we used it in all our decorative elements. The main decoration material where muffin cases, once you have them in the colour you want you can make a garland with them, use them as paper flowers and bake the muffins which are served in them. The home made spring decoration consists of a pompom garland, paper flowers, small hama bead hearts and crochet flowers used as table confetti.
Homemade Deco for a Spring Party
Spring Party Decoration can be used for Mother's Day and Easter and for every other party between March and June (for Australians, South African and all other Southern people we mean of course November to February). As winters in the Alps are long, cold and white we love to see colour in spring, be it the first snow drops which are surrounded by brown mud than green meadow. The daffodils and lent lilies which greet us in vibrant yellow, fresh green from the growing grass and the developing leaves and hopefully blue sky. As nature is not always very relialbe, like with the long, greyish and cold winter 2013, where we had a very late spring, which hardly arrived and was again drowned in weeks of rain which culminated in devastating strong rains and floods, we prefer to stick to crafting material we have at home.
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The 13th European Football Championship (UEFA EURO 2008) is a truly Alpine one, taking place in Austria and Switzerland. It starts on 7 June 2008, and ends after three weeks on 29 June 2008.
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In the alpine region people don't miss out on dance events during carnival. In some places the "danving season" starts in November, but usually right after Christmas, with the starting january the dancing fever is dawning. Be it "Ball" (a usually traditional, nobel dance) or a "Gschnas" (party-event for dancing and drinking usually incostume) - with fine dresses, Dirndl, Lederhosen, more modern or in carnival costumes.
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Traditionally Törggelen only takes place in the South Tyrol, Italy: Accompanied by "Sußer" and "Nuier" you get salted meat, sausages, kraut and dumplings and as a desert "Keschtn". For all Non-South Tyrolean it should be clear that Törggelen is about a delicious meal, but exactly what and for what reason?
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