The German and Swiss immigrants who settled here in the 18th century brought with them a tradition of lively and exuberant dancing. Although seldom noted or written about, in the early days the Pennsylvania Dutch danced at almost every excuse. Apparently, the village tavern was the scene of some wild nights. However, by the latter part of the 19th century dancing in its earlier forms seemed to have been suppressed – no doubt by Victorian mores, the spreading temperance movement and the relentless criticism from the pulpit.
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 ...
→ ‘Yes Helen, there is a Belsnickel’.
Days of the week also used to have alternate names associated with domestic chores - Muundaag, for instance was Weschdaag (Wash-day), Dinschdaag, or Tuesday, was Biggeldaag (Ironing-day) and Sunndaag was ...
While I was at the 2014 Kutztown Folk Festival I came across these weather worn signs. I decided to photograph them as a way to save the information for myself ...
→ The Historian: The Real Story of Mountain Mary - Berks Mont News
→ Pennsylvania Folkways: Artist of the Allemaengel captured Pennsylvania Dutch life | Reading Eagle
→ “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 ...
Folkways Records 1955 - Source: Smithsonian Folkways Joe Raetel 0:40 Reide, Reide, Geili 0:37 Des Bucklich Mennli 1:24 Eiei, Reie, Riddieoo 1:15 In Einem Kiehlen Grunde 1:37 Schpinn, Schpinn 1:40 Siss Net Alli Daag Luschdich Leewe 1:07 Meedli, ...
Meet Belsnickel, the Counter Claus
‘Yes Helen, there is a Belsnickel’
The Pennsylvania Dutch calendar once held a prominent place in the home
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The Historian: The Real Story of Mountain Mary
Pennsylvania Folkways: Artist of the Allemaengel captured Pennsylvania Dutch life
Landis Valley Museum “Days of the Belsnickel” Lunch Tour
Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Songs sung by George Britton