Easter preparations in Lüdge
Easter preparations in Lüdge: For the Osterrad straw stuffed into double wooden wheels.
When Osterrad often means with straw or twigs stuffed oak wheels. These wheels can weigh up to 300 kg and in addition hold 120 kg of straw. Depending on the length and steepness of the slope, these wheels reach high speeds. If they do not remain lying on the road and arrived safely at the foot of the slope, indicates that the popular belief after a good harvest out.
The Osterrad case has a similar function as the Easter fire . A pagan origin has not been established in both cases. Neopagan groups suspect the Osterrad an origin in the pagan Germanic sun cult , as the wheel of fire as a symbol of the sun-disk symbolizing the light and in the dark, the expectations on the arrival of spring.