Students of German schools based in Chisinau, children who represent German organizations from Bender, Tirapol, Cahul and Chisinau, on December 7 are taking part in a master-class where they learn to decorate the traditional German cookie Lebkuchen. The event is at its second edition and is organized by the public association German House “Hoffnung” in Moldova in the context of the winter holidays and Christmas.
Contacted by IPN, the head of the German House “Hoffnung” Tatiana Iurev said the event is designed to develop creativity in children and to promote German culture and traditions. “The holiday is similar for all, but some of the moments can be different. We want to share the smell of Christmas also with those who don’t yet know how this holiday is celebrated elsewhere,” stated Tatiana Iurev.
According to her, over 400 cookies were baked one day earlier and will be adorned today by children according to the German tradition.
Lebkuchen is a soft gingerbread cookie frosted with sweet and tangy lemon frosting. These cookies can be found hanging in every German bakery at Christmas.