Friday, November 21, 2008

Am Neuweinsfest

The second week of November brings the completion of the harvest of the year's grapes throughout the region, and the annual Neuweinsfest to celebrate the harvest and the tapping of the prior decade's vintage.


The debris and damage of the last year's riots have nearly been all cleared away, and the city guilds have been clearing the streets for the parade from the Kernertor to the steps of the Skt. Cäcilienskirche,
where the Bishop of Kognat blesses the first fruits of the area vineyards. While previous Neuweinsfeste often degenerated into drunken brawls between the journeymen of the town's various guilds, the good news brought by couriers from the Main valley of the recent triumph of the Imperium at Steinkreisdorf has brightened the spirits of all...

3 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

That is a great photo to illustrate the festival.


-- Jeff

A J Matthews said...

Delightful! I'm all for a festival to distract from the cares of the world.

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