Vatertag/Christi Himmelfahrt

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Father’s Day/Ascension Day

May 21 is Father’s Day in Germany. Exactly 40 days after Easter, Christians observe Ascension Day. Most Germans celebrate Father’s Day on that same day because Ascension Day has been a holiday for many years and it happens during springtime, when small groups of men gather to take hikes and strolls through nature. Most groups can be seen pulling a wooden cart, called a “Bollerwagen,” filled with edible (and drinkable) goodies.