Northern Germany’s Easter Tradition
On the Saturday before Easter, it is a Northern Germany custom to gather huge piles of wood to set ablaze in the evening. These bonfires symbolize the beginning of spring and to expel the evil spirit of winter.
The Easter fires are a perfect opportunity to gather with family and friends and enjoy a festive get-together. A popular Easter fire is in Blankenese on the beach. Many Riverboats offer “Easter bonfire tours” from the Landungsbruecken along the banks of the Elbe River.
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