Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ascension in Germany

Today is a public/Sate holiday, across all Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany

Why?

Because it is the feast of the Ascension.

Shops, banks, businesses are closed. Germany closes down today, even on the railway, services are similar to Sunday service.

In Ireland? It was never a public or State holiday. 

Some years ago, the Irish bishops moved the feast of the Ascension to the following Sunday.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Ahh, so what.

Various European countries will also observe Whit-Monday as a public holiday - the day after Pentecost.