Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Mother’s Day Around the World - Germany

Mother’s Day, or Muttertag, is the tradition of honoring mothers in Germany and is held on the second day of May unless  Pentecost is the same day, and then it is rescheduled to the first day in May. The Germans celebrate mom in the most traditional sense with cards, handmade gifts and lots of food.

It was first celebrated in the 1920s and became an official German holiday in the 1930s.
Not to put a damper on things, but Mother’s Day took a terribly dark turn during Hitler’s reign. The holiday no longer was significantly and innocently designed to honor mom, but a way for Hitler to replenish his army. Medals were awarded to mothers based upon how many children she had produced for the Fatherland.

After the war, Mother’s Day was no longer an official holiday, but the tradition carried on for families as they tried to find ways to honor mom that did not have a dark side.
Now on Mother’s Day, the Germans hold festivals and feasts for mom; they surprise her with trinkets of their love and affection; and they give her carnations just like the rest of the world does.

The beautiful blue cornflower is the official flower of Germany.

Here are some wonderful blue gift ideas from those who love to make and buy handmade.

Druzy Footprint Necklace


Blue and White Stars Doily

RSS Designs in Fiber 

Hand Knit Bulky Scarf Blue and White Stripe

Crafting Memories 1 

Long Clip on Earrings

Blonde Peach Jewelry 

Seashell Charm Bracelet

Pretty Gonzo 

Blue Lucite Tulip Romantic Earrings w Blue Topaz Swarovski Crystals

Magdalene Jewels 

Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads, Periwinkle Blue,

Covergirl Beads 

Dragonfly Earrings, Pewter Swirling Blue Handmade Jewelry Gift Women

Shadow Dog Designs 

Light Blue Crystal Rosary Necklace

The Singing Beader 

Shhh, Baby's Dreamin Blue Wall Hanging Plaque Handcrafted from Birch Plywood

Kevs Krafts 

Blue and Teal Drop Earrings with Handmade Beads and Swarovski Crystals

Blue Morning Expressions 

You can also shop from the following collections:
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Week 5
Week 6
Celebrate Mother’s Day Around the World
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