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Traditions in Luxembourg: Bakers prepare for “Bretzelsonndeg”

Traditions in Luxembourg: Bakers prepare for “Bretzelsonndeg” | Luxembourg (Europe) | Scoop.it
Just a few days ahead of the traditional pretzel Sunday, bakers from Luxembourg distributed almond pretzels to passersby and politicians in Luxembourg City on Tuesday.


In a bit of culinary match-making, traditionally, men will buy their sweetheart a pretzel as a sign of affection. At Easter they will receive a chocolate egg in return as a confirmation of love – provided that the lady in question actually like the pretzel-giver.


In leap-years, such as last year, the tradition is reversed and women buy the "Bretzel".


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In a bit of culinary match-making, traditionally, men will buy their sweetheart a pretzel as a sign of affection. At Easter they will receive a chocolate egg in return as a confirmation of love – provided that the lady in question actually like the pretzel-giver.


In leap-years, such as last year, the tradition is reversed and women buy the "Bretzel".



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Traditions | Luxembourg | Give a pretzel to your sweetheart

Traditions | Luxembourg | Give a pretzel to your sweetheart | Luxembourg (Europe) | Scoop.it

Tradition has it that men give their sweetheart a pretzel for Bretzelsonndeg, the Sunday four weeks after the start of Lent. Should the woman in question wish to return the sentiment, she will give a chocolate egg to the man on Easter Sunday.

 

However, as this year is a leap year, roles are reversed and it is the woman's turn to gift the sweet pastry.

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