One of the most beautiful and oldest national celebrations is the Festival of Ceramics (Dippemess). It is held twice a year, at Easter and during the second half of September. According to historical records, the first festival has been held in the 14th century. It was always accompanied by large-scale fairs. Like many centuries ago, main events of the festival are fairs, where you can buy incredibly beautiful ceramics of very high quality.
Every year in mid-August the Frankfurt cider festival is held. This cheerful and bustling holiday is dedicated to the favorite drink of local residents. Locals claim that one of the main secrets of incomparable taste of the local cider is a special way of cooking, which is kept secret. The local drink is served solely in ceramic jugs.
During the festival, travelers are invited to try the most diverse varieties of cider, as well as original cocktails and refreshing drinks cooked of it. Performances by folk artists and street musicians are also an integral part of the holiday. During the festival, the city houses plenty of open markets that sell not only different varieties of the drink, but also traditional dishes, as well as other items.
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