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Sunday, 4 June 2017

Pfingsten In Germany

Pfingsten is what we called Pentecost, Whitsunday or White Sunday in other countries like the UK and U.S.A. It is the 50th day after Easter and is celebrated not only here in Germany but also in other Christian countries.

Pfingsten / Pentecost day is a long weekend in Germany as Monday is also a holiday called Pfingstmontag. It is a national holiday. 


The Esel  (Donkey) of Wesel
       
There are many activities during Pfingsten like:
  1. Pfingstbaumpflanzen / Planting Pentecost tree. Putting fresh birch tree leaves made into braided garland and put it between two birch trees.
  2. Pfingstenkranz / Pentecost wreath. People who are dancing around the Pentecost tree on Pfingstsonntag / Pentecost Sunday and Pfingstmontag (Pentecost Monday) are the so called  Pentecost wreath.
  3. Pfingstochse / Pentecost Ox. This is a celebration usually held in the south of Germany. A cattle of ox are paraded into the field for the first time, wearing a head decoration full of flowers, ribbons and straws. 
Berlinertor / Berliner Gate in Wesel

Pfingstwochenende / Pentecost weekend is one of the longest weekend in Germany. A weekend for friends and families to see each other and enjoying each others company by eating cakes and drinking coffee or tea. It is also a time for having a  grill party at home. Some family enjoy their Pfingstwochenende in having a short vacation in the nearby countryside.


Here are some holiday celebrations in Germany:



I will change the photos when I find my backup photos of some cathedrals here in Germany. Thanks for reading and enjoy your Pentecost weekend!

Copyright 2017 by Thelma Alberts, All Rights Reserved

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Back To Germany Again!

Hello there!

I know it has been a while since I have updated my All About Germany site. Many things happened in the last few months especially these past few weeks but I have learned a lot from being away from my 2nd home country Germany. I spent 10 months in my home country Philippines. I thought it was only 9. Lol! 

I have learned how it was to be sick there and how a parent illness and funeral brought a family closer to each other. It was a tough time but here I am, trying to move on with my life without parents to talk  to anymore. I have no regrets spending my time there because I have spent it with my late father and was in his death bed trying to comfort him and myself. 

So here I am again, writing about my expat life here in Germany and about my experiences in my home country.



Yes, Germany! What´s up with the Germans this weekend? Well, this coming Sunday, the 14th of May is Mother's Day. Hooray! Something to be happy about. Do you have Mother's Day celebration in your country this coming Sunday? Have you bought your gift yet for your mother? If you have not decided yet what to buy, please check these gifts in my Hubpages article. You will find a lot of goodies to make your mother happy. You don´t have to spend a lot of money for that. Your time with her is the best gift you can offer. Well, that is for me.

Bye for now. Enjoy your life and appreciate the blessings you got from whoever that is. Smile and the people will smile with you. 

Here is a poem I wrote last year for my late mother. I wish she is with me but she is with my father now in heaven watching over me and my siblings.

Copyright 2017, All Rights Reserved by Thelma Alberts 

Saturday, 7 January 2017

About Thelma

Hi!

I know it is a bit late for writing About Me, but it's better to be late than never, isn't it?

I am Thelma aka thelme55. I am a Filipino Expat living in Germany most of the time. A 50+ years old me who loves to write and blogs about the things I knew, experienced and created. I am writing online since 2011 and my main writing site is Hubpages.

What things can you learn from reading my blogs? Well, I have many interests in life besides reading books.  You will know about....


  • My expat life in Germany
  • Travel places I have been to
  • My tropical garden in the Philippines 
  • Gardening tips, how to and more
  • Filipino and German cooking
  • Massages, massage treatments and how to massage
  • Paintings of my husband
  • My passion in baking cakes, cookies, popcakes and of course gingerbread houses
  • DIY of Gingerbread Houses 

These are only some of the things I have written online. You can check my blogs here and in many writing sites I am writing. I write for:

Hubpages - a content writing site where I started writing online with different various of topics from cooking to travel places.
Blogjob - where I write about my home country Philippines.
Blogspot - my cooking site.
Blogjob - everything about spa and health

Niume - the newest writing site where I joined. I have also various topics there. From recipes, lifestyle, animal, travels to photography and paintings.
PILYA- a PILYA BLOG MAGAZINE contributor. A Filipino German blog magazine originated in Bavaria, Germany.

Please feel free to comment and share my blogs to your social media sites. Thanks for having the time reading my blogs.

Copyright 2017, All Rights Reserved by Thelma Alberts