Tag Archives: German-American


The Christmas Pickle

BACKGOUND: NH is a friend of the interviewer.CONTEXT: NH describes his family’s “Christmas Pickle” tradition.TRANSCRIPT:Informant: “Every Christmas Eve, my grandma would hide a green pickle ornament somewhere in our Christmas tree. My three cousins and I would compete to find it first. She usually hid it deep in the tree somewhere. Whoever found it first… Continue Reading »

Euchre – Midwestern Card Game

Informant’s Background: My informant, JA, is a undergraduate student at the University of Southern California. He moved from his family home in Arizona to attend college in Los Angeles. His family is of German ancestry. Context: I (AT) am a close friend of JA, and he comes over to hang out at my apartment often…. Continue Reading »

Schuhplattler

Main piece: Schuhplattler is a traditional style of Bavarian folk dance that includes lots of leg movement, stomping, clapping and slapping. The male performers wear Lederhosen and the female performers wear Dirndls. Modern performances of Schuhplattler can be seen at Oktoberfest in Germany, where many in attendance of the wear Dirndls and Lederhosen – a… Continue Reading »