Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Clackers

We are experiencing another fun little German tradition, The Clackers. Over Easter, between Good Friday and Easter morning the church bells do not ring as an act of mourning Jesus' crucification. So intsead the town's children walk around and clack their nosie makers when the bells should be ringing. Mainly they come around at 6:30am, noon, and 6:30 pm. Such a neat tradition!

1 comment:

  1. They used to do this in Victoria when grandpa roth was a boy. According to Gramspa,the alter boys from Church would wide around town on their bikes and shake there clakers just like over there.