Father’s Day


As we walked around town over the past few weeks, we have seen Mother’s Day stuff everywhere.

“We love our Moms”
“We love Moms”
“We love you, Mom”

This past Friday, I was talking to a neighbor about Mother’s Day.

“What do you do for Mother’s Day?”
“What do you buy for your Mom here?”

Then he asked me how I spent my Father’s Day. I was a little confused, because Father’s Day is not until June. Then he said, “No, Father’s Day was yesterday.” “Yesterday! As in, Thursday?! What? Why?! “

So I learned that while Mother’s Day is celebrated on a Sunday, Father’s Day is celebrated on a Thursday. The only consolation is that the day coincides with another holiday remembering Jesus’ Ascension. So all the Fathers get the day off from work anyways.

What do they do for Father’s Day? As my friend told me, “Germans always drink, but some days they do it together.”


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