dimanche 14 mars 2010


Today is Brezelsonndeg (Bretzel Sunday) in Luxembourg. It is a typically Luxembougish tradition where boys offer their sweethearts bretzels (pretzels) to show their affection on the 4th Lenten Sunday or Laetare Sunday which is halfway between Ash Wednesday and Easter. If the affection is returned the boy will be rewarded with a decorated egg from his girlfriend on Easter Sunday.

Bretzels are handed on on the Grande Rue in Luxembourg City and celebrated at festivals across the country. There is even a Bretzel Queen crowned each year.

Bretzels are either pastry or soft bread pretzels that come in various sizes. They are sold in roadside cabins and bakeries. This one was made with pastry and covered in chopped nuts and icing.