Customs and Traditions

EXPERIENCE TRADITION

It is very important to us to preserve traditions and to bring Bavarian traditions to life in our unique establishment right in the middle of an idyllic Upper-Bavarian village both for ourselves and our guests. You are warmly invited to come to us at any time of the year to take part in and enjoy our special festivals, Saint’s Days and all other occasions when we celebrate Bavarian culture, customs and traditions.


Spring

February 2nd, 2017

CANDLEMAS

St. Andreas in Aying, the candles are blessed. The candles are then subsequently presented to our hotel guests and the guests in our restaurant »August und Maria« 

March 2nd to April 16th, 2017

IT’S STRONG BEER TIME

During Lent we serve the Aying Celebrator, our multi-award winning Doppelbock. The brewery director Helmut Erdmann gives the strong-beer speech at the strong-beer festival in the Aying Brewery Snuggery.

March 19th, 2017

ST: JOSEPH’S DAY

A beautiful St. Joseph’s Day may promise a good year. This is one of the main celebrations on the Roman-Catholic calendar, and on this day we would like to treat all people who have their Saint’s Day to enjoy a free beer in the Aying Brewery Snuggery.

April 7th, 2017

AYINGER FRÜHJAHRSSINGEN (AYING SPRING SINGING)

Hans Schönauer will not only be putting the evening’s programme together, but will also guide you through this wonderful evening full of traditional folk music in our ballroom. 

April 9th, 2017

PALM SUNDAY

Come and experience the traditional blessing of the palms and the procession on the last Sunday of Lent and a week before Easter which take place in Aying. On this day our hotel guests receive a bunch of box-tree cuttings from us to have blessed.

April 13th to 17th, 2017

EASTER

In our restaurant »August und Maria«, we will be serving our traditional Easter dishes. Egg-based dishes on Holy Thursday, fish specialities on Good Friday and on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday
 blessed lamb or fawn amongst other things. 

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Summer

June 15th, 2017

CORPUS CHRISTI

One of the most important dates on the Christian calendar during which the living presence of Jesus Christ is celebrated in the sacrament of the Eucharist. This day is traditionally celebrated with a Corpus Christi procession.

June 24th, 2017

»ST. JOHN’S EVE«

The night of St. John’s Eve is not only regarded as the shortest night of the year because of the midsummer bonfires that are traditionally lit on this night. It is also a tradition in our hotel on this evening that we hang up wreaths made of herbs and plants on the doors of our guests rooms in order to protect them from ghosts and demons who used to come out to haunt the living on this night.

August 15th, 2017

ASSUMPTION DAY

It is a tradition to collect herbs and to create a bouquet made up of seven different types of herbs. The blessed bouquet of herbs protects the house and farm, as well as health.

May 1st, 2017

ERECTING THE MAYPOLE

In Aying, the Maypole is erected by the local bachelors’ club, the Ayinger Burschenverein, in the very traditional manner using the long wooden poles known as Scherenstangen. Over 100 young bachelors erect the 52 metre tall and 10 tonne Maypole once every five years.

May 25th, 2017

ASCENSION DAY

While things are more cosy and relaxed in the Brauereigasthof Hotel Aying and in our restaurant »August und Maria«, in the Aying Brewery Snuggery on the other hand, Father’s Day is celebrated with live traditional Bavarian music.

June 4th to 5th, 2017

PENTECOST

Whitsunday is also regarded in church tradition as the day on which the church was founded. Come and enjoy a long weekend in our unique hotel and get to know the many beautiful churches in and around Aying. 

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Autumn

September 29th, 2017

MICHAELMAS

The old saying »Michael enkindles the light« refers to the fact that in times past, after the feast day of the Archangel Michael, it had to be worked by candle light, and that was through until Candlemas. It was also the beginning of the brewing year.

From October 6th to 9th 2017

Ayinger Bräukirta

A traditional Aying brewing fair with big craft and farmers’ market. Sunday is an open day at the brewery. Enjoy Aying fair beer and tasty treats in the festival tent with beer garden, fried and sweet foods from the stands and many children’s attractions.

Exact date to be advised

PARISH FAIR

In our restaurant »August und Maria«, we will be serving our traditional parish-fair menu of roast goose or duck on the third weekend in October. In addition to this, we will also have home-made parish-fair noodles, a raised pastry with sugar that is baked while floating in clarified butter. 

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27th October 2017

AYING AUTUMN SINGING

Under the direction of Hans Schönauer, the Rotofen Musi, Haushamer Bergwachtgsang and the Weinberg Zithermusi choirs will be singing and performing this year. Starts at around 8 pm. (Doors open from 7 pm). Admission costs €15 per person. 


Winter

November 1st, 2017

ALL SAINTS’ DAY

November 1st is the only on the Church calendar on which all saints are commemorated. It is on the quiet church holidays on which, for example, no dance events are allowed to take place. In addition to mass, there is a special prayer service held in the Church of St. Andreas.

November 6th, 2017

LEONHARDIRIT (LEONHARD PROCESSION)

At the end of the farming year, this magnificent highlight is celebrated. A pilgrimage to honour St. Leonhard, the patron saint of horses and cattle. Already in the very early hours of the morning, the quadrigas with wonderfully decorated wagons come from near and far and parade through the Bavarian parishes.

November 11th, 2017

FEAST OF ST. MARTIN:

There are various theories about the origin of the tradition of preparing goose on the feast day of St. Martin. One thing we can say for certain though is: In our restaurant »August und Maria«, on the feast of St. Martin we will be serving lovingly and skilfully prepared goose dishes.

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December 4th, 2017

ST.BARBARA’S DAY

One of the set customs on St. Barbara’s Day is the cutting off of branches from a cherry or apple tree and putting them in water. These branches should blossom until Christmas Eve and so brighten the dark winter period somewhat. And because the blossoming Barbara branches are meant to bring luck for the following year, on St. Barbara’s Day we give all our guests small Barbara branches.

Every year

CHRISTMAS / ADVENT

While some celebrate in snug and cosy rooms and others can’t wait to get to the annual Christmas market in the garden of the Aying Brewery Snuggery, the little ones are most looking forward to the visit of Father Christmas. But all our guests will be spoiled, however, with traditional Christmas dishes in our restaurant »August und Maria«.

January 6th, 2018

FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY

Just as the tradition says, in Aying the carol singers Caspar, Melchior und Balthazar go from house to house. While you enjoy being spoiled by our kitchen team, the carol singers move through the village and also leave their sign C + M + B at our hotel in order to bless it.