Sunday, May 31, 2009


Pfingsten (Pentecost)
Original Artwork by Otto Freese

Today is Pfingstsonntag (Whit Sunday) and tomorrow is Pfingstmontag (Whit Monday). These two days are considered a public holiday here in Germany. Every 7th Sunday after Easter, the Germans, as in other Catholic countries, celebrate Pfingsten (Pentecost). This also marks the end of the Easter celebration here in Germany.

Quite a long celebration indeed, considering that Easter Celebrations here does not only mean Easter Sunday. The easter celebration here begins with a pre-Lenten Carnival Season called the Mardi Gras (Fasching/Karneval) leading up to Lent (40 days of fasting) and Easter Sunday and then ends with the Pentecost.

And with the holidays, let me leave you with a bible verse to contemplate on:

Live by the Spirit...

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no Law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified their flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit.

- Galatians 5:16, 22-25

1 comment:

joe-ann said...

schoene feiern! =)

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