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Kutztown in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New Year's Day Lore

 
 
New Year's Day Lore Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2017
1. New Year's Day Lore Marker
Inscription.  

On New Year's Day, you must say, "Happy New Year" to the flowers in your garden. If you don't, they will not bloom in the spring.

To insure good luck & health all year, you should eat sauerkraut on New Year's Day.
Note: To this day, roast pork, sauerkraut, & knepp (dumplings) are the dishes that the Pa. Dutch serve for New Year's Day dinner.

To insure health & strength all year, you must eat sausage with your New Year's Day breakfast.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 40° 31.092′ N, 75° 46.989′ W. Marker is in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on the Kutztown Fairgrounds, home of the Kutztown Folk Festival. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 Wentz Street, Kutztown PA 19530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Plain Dutch (here, next to this marker); The Candlemaker (here, next to this marker); The Bush Meeting (a few steps from this marker); Thanksgiving & Harvest Home (a few steps from this marker); Cider

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(a few steps from this marker); Dew of Heaven (a few steps from this marker); Pennsylvania Half-Timbering (a few steps from this marker); The Mennonites (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kutztown.
 
Regarding New Year's Day Lore. Excerpt from "Today... and Yesterday" by The Morning Call
 
Also see . . .
1. Pennsylvania Dutch "Pork and Sauerkraut" in American New Year food traditions. (Submitted on July 12, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Pennsylvania German Society. (Submitted on July 12, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. (Submitted on July 12, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Kutztown Folk Festival. (Submitted on July 12, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
New Year's Day Lore Marker and Other Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2017
2. New Year's Day Lore Marker and Other Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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