History > Customs
When the German immigrants settled in colonies in the Volga River area of Russia in 1767, they were given a number of privileges including the freedom to worship as they chose and to provide education in their native tongue. The immigrants brought with them a number of traditions that over time were adapted to the local surroundings and practices of the day - some uniquely Volga German and some shared by Germans or Russians who settled in other areas near and far.
Last updated 14 December 2009.
Customs by Occasion
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Funeral / Burial
  • Harvest (Kerb)
  • New Year
  • Wedding (Hochzeit)