Fathers day - Vatertag  

GB_Cple 67M/56F  
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5/26/2006 5:52 am

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Fathers day - Vatertag

Yesterday, Thursday 25th may, was Accention day , and an offical public holiday here in Germany.

The holiday actualy began some time around 10 o'clock the day before, when the normal morning rush hour traffic jams, turned into the Holiday rush traffic jams, as everyone left for a long holiday weekend.( Holiday park Germany lol )

Fathers Day, began on this day sometime in the Middle Ages, long before it was a public holiday.
It was the day of God - The Father, and may have come direct from Christ, as he was allieged to have said just before his Accention "I'm going to meet tmy father"

Since then it has been a day when men, mostly single, went of a day out together, this has , over the years developed into a day of boozing.

Traditionaly in our part of the world, groups of single men gather, and go hiking, biking, grilling etc together , and generaly get drunk.
They also travel around on old tractors, some times all piled in an old trailer at the back, and drive around the countryside, stopping off at every pub on the way.

We avoided all this, and went off with Mum in Law to visit one of our many nieces, and her children, and had a wonderful relaxed family day with four generations of the same family, stopping off on the way home for a meal together.

Upon our arrival home, we desided on some more "Quality" time together , and went off to bed early, and got to sleep late.

rm_moonboy23 37M
893 posts
5/29/2006 4:54 am

do you have holiday trffic jams in Gemany as well.

I feel little good about this Island

GB_Cple 67M/56F  
3113 posts
5/27/2006 12:00 am

Fathers day in the UK is Sunday June 18th ,

papyrina 52F
21133 posts
5/26/2006 6:33 am

when is english fathers day please

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