→ Friends of Hopewell Furnace celebrate “Bill of Rights Day” – Berks Mont News
The Friends of Hopewell Furnace invite the public to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights with a presentation of Fragile Freedom, an original play by the international playwright Christine Emmert.
In keeping with the season, the performance will be complemented by a demonstration of how to make a Belsnickel. The free program is slated for Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. in the Hopewell Furnace Conference Center… more.
In the Belsnickel's world, Christmas shouldn't be so enjoyable for the naughty kids. He comes at night, dressed in dirty furs, face blackened with charcoal. He has one purpose: To ...
→ Homestead Recreating 18th Century Christmas - Pottstown Post
Watch out kids because Belsnickel's going to show up!
12/7: A Homestead Christmas 12-4pm
Admission Adult (13+) $6.00, Child (5-12) $4.00. FDBH members free, ...
→ “Days of the Belsnickel” Lunch Tour Pennsylvania at the Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum
Start with a video, then take a guided tour through the village, decked out Pennsylvania ...
→ Metal Casting Demonstrations and Plant Sale at Joanna Furnace on May 16 - Berks Mont News
Third Saturday Morning At Joanna Furnace Events are designed to have visitors learn about ...
→ Old-fashioned Christmas in Lehigh County offers look at Pennsylvania German life in 1842 - lehighvalleylive.com
Saturday, December 6: 1:00 pm– 6:00 pm, last tour 5:15: A Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas
Travel back ...
→ Celebrate Harvest Time at Hopewell Furnace Sept. 13 - berksmontnews.com
The day-long free event will feature the behind-the-scenes work and harvest activities of a 19th century “iron plantation.”
Hopewell Furnace is ...
In my mind's eye, the fanciful events depicted in Der Belsnickel Suite portray two special days on a family farm in a rustic and sturdy home built from field stone. ...
→ Pennsylvania Folkways: The Belsnickel brings light and darkness - Reading Eagle
After having read many articles about Belsnickel, I find that one the most interesting aspects about the tradition is ...
Oh, do you know that ugly, that nasty man?
Wow! Can you call that fellow a human being?
Yes, that he is a human, may be believed by whomever wants to,
→ Is He Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle or Pelznickel?
Santa Klaus is exhausted. Perhaps it's time for him to share the burden and ask for some help. Christmas isn't ...
→ ‘Yes Helen, there is a Belsnickel’.
I came across this Belsnickel story on the Appalachian Lifestyles blog by Matthew Burns. He was gracious enough to grant me permission to repost it here. Enjoy.
Christmastime in the Land ...
Yes! Kick Santa to the curb and turn Belsknickel loose upon the land.
For more 'Ask A PA Dutchman' episodes and Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch language videos check out Doulgas Madenford's YouTube channel.
→ Belsnickle Santa of yesteryear was not so jolly - The Herald-Dispatch
More details here on the legendary Belsnickel. I do take issue with the following...
Needless to say the first Belsnickle ...
Santa Claus, the pleasant bearded elf dressed in red (in case you thought I was referring to some other Santa Claus), was not predestined to be a worldwide Christmas icon ...
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The sound is not that great but this clip is very informative and well worth watching if you want to learn more about the Pennsylvania Dutch tradtion of Der Belsnickel.
→ This and That — The history of Santa Claus - Delphos Herald
Belsnickel came from Pelz Nichol, stemming from St. Nicholas and the December 6th gift giving holiday. Kris Kringle ...
All photos © visitpadutchcountry.com
Belsnickel: A slightly terrifying Pennsylvania Dutch tradition
Birdsboro’s Daniel Boone Homestead Recreating 18th Century Christmas
Landis Valley Museum “Days of the Belsnickel” Lunch Tour
Metal Casting Demonstrations and Plant Sale at Joanna Furnace on May 16, 2015
VIDEO | Joanna Furnace – Berks County, PA
Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum old-fashioned Christmas offers look at Pennsylvania German life in 1842
Celebrate Harvest Time at Hopewell Furnace Historic Site on September 13
Der Belsnickel Suite, a symphonic work by Dave Kline performed by the Reading Philharmonic Orchestra
Pennsylvania Folkways: The Belsnickel brings light and darkness
VIDEO: What is a Belsnickel?
Der Belsnickel by Henry Harbaugh
Is He Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle or Pelznickel?
VIDEO| Origin of the “Belsnickel” In Under A Minute
‘Yes Helen, there is a Belsnickel’
Christmastime in the Land of the Belsnickel by Matthew Burns
VIDEO | Ask A PA Dutchman: The Belsnickel
Belsnickle Santa of yesteryear was not so jolly
Meet Belsnickel, the Counter Claus
PHOTOS | Pine Grove Furnace State Park
VIDEO | A living history presentation on the PA Dutch tradition of the Der Belsnickel
The history of Santa Claus with reference to Belsnickel and Kris Kringle
PHOTOS | Codorus Furnace – York County, PA