Pfingsten / Pentecost day is a long weekend in Germany as Monday is also a holiday called Pfingstmontag. It is a national holiday.
|The Esel (Donkey) of Wesel|
There are many activities during Pfingsten like:
- Pfingstbaumpflanzen / Planting Pentecost tree. Putting fresh birch tree leaves made into braided garland and put it between two birch trees.
- Pfingstenkranz / Pentecost wreath. People who are dancing around the Pentecost tree on Pfingstsonntag / Pentecost Sunday and Pfingstmontag (Pentecost Monday) are the so called Pentecost wreath.
- Pfingstochse / Pentecost Ox. This is a celebration usually held in the south of Germany. A cattle of ox are paraded into the field for the first time, wearing a head decoration full of flowers, ribbons and straws.
Pfingstwochenende / Pentecost weekend is one of the longest weekend in Germany. A weekend for friends and families to see each other and enjoying each others company by eating cakes and drinking coffee or tea. It is also a time for having a grill party at home. Some family enjoy their Pfingstwochenende in having a short vacation in the nearby countryside.
Here are some holiday celebrations in Germany:
I will change the photos when I find my backup photos of some cathedrals here in Germany. Thanks for reading and enjoy your Pentecost weekend!
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