Category: Traditions

Wendish Easter Eggs

The Wends are Slavic-Germans who have four techniques of decorating eggs: Wax Batik, Embossed, Acid, and Scratch. The most commonly used technique in Texas is the Wax Batik. In this method, the wax design is applied to the egg with the tip of a goose feather cut into...

It Must Be The Noodles

It’s been quite a while since I’ve had time to think about our Wendish preoccupation with our heritage, our history and our specialness. In a previous column, I decided it had to be the noodles, because we are so proud of our yellow, egg-rich Wendish noodles (you can...

Wendish Noodle Recipe

Recipe One egg One half egg shell of water (about 3 tablespoons) One and one-half to two cups of flour Beat egg and water together. Add a sprinkle of salt and enough flour to form a stiff dough. Roll out thin on a pastry cloth. Let stand to...

Egg Decorating Woodcut-Art Print

Folklore and Festivals of the Wends

Birds’ Wedding (Ptači kwas •• Vogel Hochzeit) In the evening before January 25 children would place empty plates outside and the next morning would find the plates filled with candy or cookies supposedly left for them by the birds, who were said to be celebrating their wedding and...