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Thanksgiving

26/08/2023

Thanks be to the harvest!

The warm colours of autumn fill the air around our Panoramahotel Huberhof as nature slowly prepares for its winter sleep. It is a time of change, of saying goodbye to summer and preparing for the cold months. But autumn also brings an occasion that reminds us how rich and precious life is: Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving: a long tradition of gratitude

Thanksgiving is an ancient tradition celebrated in many cultures around the world. It is a moment when people come together to express their gratitude for the bountiful harvest and gifts of nature. It is not only a celebration of abundance, but also an opportunity to connect with others and strengthen community.

Gratitude for the gifts of the earth

At a time when we are often caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Thanksgiving can remind us how much we depend on nature. Every morsel on our plate, every piece of fruit and vegetable, is the result of hard work by farmers and the benevolence of nature. The festival encourages us to think more consciously about our food sources and to appreciate our connection to the earth.

Thanksgiving in South Tyrol

Agriculture still plays a major role today, which is why the harvest festival is so important in South Tyrol. It is celebrated every year in October with a traditional procession accompanied by a band. Thanks are given for the good harvest and prayers are said for good weather in the coming year.

The service is organised from the church associations and societies. Baskets filled with fruit, vegetables, ears of corn and bread are placed in front of the altar for the blessing, and a large harvest wreath or harvest crown decorates the church for several days.

Gratitude in good and bad times

Although it is often easy to feel gratitude in times of plenty, the harvest festival can teach us to be grateful even in difficult times. For just as nature has cycles, so does life have ups and downs. In moments of challenge, we can remember the good times and draw strength from them. Being grateful for what we have can help us to overcome difficult times with a positive attitude.

In a world often characterised by haste and stress, the festival offers an opportunity for reflection and pause. Let us use this time to focus on the good in our lives and express our gratitude - for the harvest of the fields and for the harvest of our lives.

Thanksgiving is celebrated differently in different cultures. From magnificent parades and festivals to contemplative family gatherings, there are many ways people express their gratitude. Communal meals, where traditional foods and treats are served, are often a central element. But no matter how the feast is celebrated, the meaning always remains the same: gratitude for the fullness of life.

We at the Huberhof use this very time in our Wine and Chestnut Week to say thank you as well. During this special week at the Huberhof, we dedicate ourselves even more to the themes of culinary, food and culture. Nature begins to shine in- and outside the Huberhof in its colourful splendour and we want to offer this to you as an experience through special events and opportunities.

Whether at meditation meetings, at the traditional "Törggelen" or a refreshing hike - the possibilities to experience the treasures of nature are as countless as they are varied and can be experienced in abundance at a single location: At the Panoramahotel Huberhof

Your Oberhammer family and the entire Huberhof team look forward to welcoming you!

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