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Quality Baked Goods In the German Tradition Since 1930
4164 Barnett St., Mayfair, Philadelphia, PA 19135
Phone:215-624-0117

New Year's Pretzels


The breaking of a"Good-Luck" New Year's Pretzel (Grosse Neujahrsbrezel) is a long time German tradition, thought to bring good luck and prosperity in the New Year when eaten at midnight or by breakfast on New Year's Day. The New Year's pretzel is not a lager pretzel accompanying a mug of beer, but rather a sweet dough or a babka dough that goes with a champagne toast as the clock strikes 12:00, or a spread of butter eaten first thing at breakfast New Year's morning. There are many stories about the origin of this German tradition, but there is a common thought that the pretzel itself is fashioned after the way in which German Monks prayed with their arms crossed in front of their chests. Their Evening Prayers held on the 31st, centered on peace, health, and blessings in the coming year. In keeping with the German Tradition, Haegele's makes Good Luck Pretzels for New Year's every year. This year you'll need to pick your pretzels up on Saturday as Haegele's is closed on Sundays, the day of New Year's Eve this year. We do take orders, and you can always give us a call. We invite you to share in this fun tradition with us. Come pick up a Good Luck New Year's Pretzel to break and pass around, and may the coming year be filled with peace and prosperity for all!
                                                                                   Happy New Year posted 12/28/17