Russia’s western exclave of Kaliningrad: Long Sausage Day…

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Russia’s western enclave of Kaliningrad embraced its medieval era roots by celebrating what is called “Long Sausage Day,” this past Saturday. The sausage, made according to an old secrete Prussian recipe, was 3 meters long and 30 centimeters thick…

Kaliningrad has reinstated the Long Sausage Day last year, after a 400-year-long break. It first celebrated this special holiday in 1520, when it was still known as Königsberg and was still a part of Germany…

The story goes: The local butcher’s paraded a 16-meter-long sausage through the streets in 1520. This created a desire to outdo each other every year in this small village and the whole sausage making sport peaked in 1601 with a sausage about 39 meters long and weighing 260 kilograms…

Beer consumption as with any wonderful German based event was known to reach 40 tons of delicious liquid. That is in a small village mind you…

The holiday now takes place in the Museum of World Ocean in Kaliningrad, located on the site of a 17th-century fortress destroyed in World War II. The city was annexed by the Soviet Union and renamed following World War II…

Post by Kyle Keeton
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