Valentine's fair in the "old village" of Düppenweiler

Traditionally, Valentine's Day is the patronal feast (Kirmes) in the "Old Village", because the chapel in the former "Oberweiler" (11th century until the middle of the 17th century) is dedicated to St. Valentine. For a long time, the Kirmes was still celebrated in the "Meersch" part of the village (today's Außener Straße).

For a long time, the procession from the center of the village to the Valentine Chapel has always taken place on the Sunday after February 14, and for the past five years, the mountain singers of the Copper Mine have been organizing the concluding celebration with the blessing of the bridal couples in the Valentine Chapel. Last year, Father Sigfried Elbert was still the celebrant. After his death, parish administrator Pastor Wolfgang Goebel has now taken over this task. Bernadette Bellmann has again provided for the great flower decoration. At the following Kirmesschmaus on the nearby Valentinushof, the pilgrims then let the Kirmes end with coffee and cake. For the mountain singers, there is of course the obligatory schnapps after the "climbers' march" by host Konrad Klein.