Saturday, April 12, 2008
Easter Photos 2008
Here are two photos from Easter 2008 in Wolfsberg. The first shows the traditional Austrian Easter dinner: raisin bread, hardboiled eggs, (cold) ham, wurst (salami), tongue meat, and freshly grated horseradish. Easter is like Thanksgiving in the USA, you eat a big meal on Saturday afternoon, then have leftovers for the rest of the weekend (but, no football on TV). The ham and horseradish is a particularly nice combination.
The second photo shows a couple walking home from Easter mass. They are wearing very nice traditional clothing. I was particularly impressed with the man's hat, and I thought of the American song Easter Parade ... in Austria the men wear the colorful hats (Easter bonnets)!