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Fraenkisch; Kerwa
Posted by Jason on 2017-07-25 02:00:37
Funnily enough a German native (from Hamburg) asked me why (certain) Franconians use the work Kerwa to describe the more typical Kirchweih festivals - in other words why 'e' and not 'i'. Intrigued, I asked a Franconian friend and he said it was becuase in certain parts of Franconia (especially around Bamberg) it came from the old word 'keren' which means to make a loud noise (like at a fest). 

Interestingly, others have said that keren is what some Franconians cal the Church. Perhaps Juergen can shed some light on this.
   Fraenkisch; Kerwa by Jürgen Wening on  2017-07-25 02:16:35
     Fraenkisch; Kerwa by Nick B. on  2017-07-25 02:24:23
       Fraenkisch; Kerwa by Jason  on  2017-07-25 02:35:29
         Fraenkisch; Kerwa by Jürgen Wening on  2017-07-25 02:40:26
           Fraenkisch; Kerwa by Jason  on  2017-07-25 02:45:22
         Fraenkisch; Kerwa by Nick B. on  2017-07-25 02:47:44
           Fraenkisch; Kerwa by Jürgen Wening on  2017-07-25 03:41:41
             Fraenkisch; Kerwa by barry on  2017-07-25 04:18:27
               Fraenkisch; Kerwa by Jürgen Wening on  2017-07-25 04:31:09
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