German Advent Calendar with Spirits

Have some fun giving this one away! This one is filled with 24 mini liquor bottles.

My adult daughter asked for one, but I left her with clear instructions not to open its T√ľrchen (little door) in the morning, as one would usually do. ūüôā

 

Father’s Day in Germany

My German niece has just reminded that German Father’s Day is only two days away (9 May¬† 2013).¬† I had only thought of our upcoming trip to London, where we will spend part of the German Mother’s Day (second Sunday in May) at a Sri Lankan wedding.

Father’s Day in Germany is always celebrated on the religious holiday of Christi Himmelfahrt (Ascension Day), which is also the 40th day after Easter. Some relate to this holiday also as M√§nnertag or Herrentag.

In 1936, Christi Himmelfahrt became a national holiday.

Here in Germany, this holiday is always on a Thursday, with schools closed on Fridays and families get to enjoy a four-day weekend.

There are quite a few get-togethers with only males roaming the countryside with lots of beer on board. Hence, Männertag oder Herrentag.

Father's Day in Germany

Father’s Day in Germany

Because of the increased alcohol consumption, this national holiday ranks #1 (yes, number one!) in alcohol-related accidents and fights. This information is from the German Statistical Office, also known as Statistisches Bundesamt (StBA).

Diese Webseite verwendet Cookies. Wenn Sie auf der Seite weitersurfen, stimmen Sie der Cookie-Nutzung zu. Mehr Informationen

Diese Webseite verwendet so genannte Cookies. Sie dienen dazu, unser Angebot nutzerfreundlicher, effektiver und sicherer zu machen. Cookies sind kleine Textdateien, die auf Ihrem Rechner abgelegt werden und die Ihr Browser speichert. Die meisten der von uns verwendeten Cookies sind so genannte "Session-Cookies". Sie werden nach Ende Ihres Besuchs automatisch gel√∂scht. Cookies richten auf Ihrem Rechner keinen Schaden an und enthalten keine Viren. Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf der Seite ‚ÄúDatenschutzerkl√§rung‚ÄĚ.

Close