Always on the 40. The day after Easter, the day which is traditionally seen as the ascension of Christ is known, will meet in several regions of Germany, thousands of men, to celebrate together father’s day. Alcohol is often a not unimportant role, as well as loud music and bizarre disguises.

Also in other Parts of the world will be remembered on father’s day to the role of fathers in society. In Germany, the custom arose at the end of the 19th century. Century in the surroundings of Berlin. Is the ascension of Christ since 1934 is a legal holiday, and has always been used by men to in groups, a trip in the nature.

father’s day, beer, and carts

In the “Lord of the tags match”, formerly “ham tour” to be called, is often a cart is used, in which the usually liquid food is transported. Often, participants on bicycles, carriages and tractors are on the go. Decorated vehicles are branches with lilac or birch. However, the increased alcohol consumption also has its downsides. According to the Federal statistical office, the number of road accidents is rising on ascension day clearly. Up to three times as many accidents are reported on father’s day – the year of climax.

However, the custom for many is not indispensable, and an occasion, to dedicate a day of the year the whole of the men’s friendships.

The importance of Christ’s ascension

The Christian traditions surrounding the holiday are even older. Since the 4. A century to celebrate Christians on the 40. The day after Easter the ascension of Jesus to heaven to the side of his Creator. In the 16th century. Century began the custom of solemn processions to the fields, where a good harvest was asked. Already here, the day went with food and drink, dancing and singing to the end. Later, the ecclesiastical Tradition of the day appeared more and more in the Background and it developed up to today known to be very secular boozy Goings-on.

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Jesus’ return in the sky

On the ascension of Christ is thought of the “repeal” of Jesus Christ on the side of God in heaven. From the celebrations of father’s day has developed over the centuries.

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