It’s Harvest Day in the Black Forest and sweet, juicy gummies are glistening on the branches of the Gummy Tree. Everyone has a job to do for the Harvest, from the strapping young harvesters to the ceremonial Juice Queen.
Meet the People of the Black Forest
Black Forest Traditions
Learn about this unique, remote culture.
SO JUICY, JA!
“So juicy, ja!” is the multipurpose greeting of the Black Forest. It can mean just about anything, so pay attention to context!
THE JUICE HORN
Everyone waits peacefully in their traditional, mossy homes for the baritone sounds of the Juice Horn to signal the start of the Harvest.
SHARING THE BOUNTY
As you can see, the crop was bountiful this year. Everyone will share in the haul.
The Harvest is also marked by a variety of friendly competitions, like this one. Seven villagers stand on a set of skis and balance gummies on their noses to reach the finish line.
THE VILLAGE MAIDENS
While the young men use traditional poles to shake the gummies from the Gummy Tree, the maidens gather in the tall grass to arrange them in handwoven baskets and carry them into the village.
GROWING FRUIT SNACKS
One gummy tree grows delicious gummy bears, while the other grows juicy fruit snacks. Both are equally important to the people of the Black Forest, and both harvests take place simultaneously.
CORONATION OF THE JUICE QUEEN
The most celebrated event of the Harvest Season is the coronation of the Juice Queen, when villagers wait in line all day to add bright, juicy gummies to her crown.
The people of the Black Forest share their juicy gummies in bowls around the forest to delight forest wanderers, or snack on them later.
The Black Forest in Action
See what the Black Forest locals do to celebrate the Gummy Harvest.
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