On the 40th day after Easter – Ascension Day in the Christian world – Germany also marks Father’s Day. It has been celebrated as such in the German-speaking world for more than a century.Germans may have a reputation for doing things a little differently, and the day on which they celebrate Father’s Day is no exception to this rule.
For over 100 years, Father’s Day in Germany has been celebrated on Ascension Day, which is the 40th Day after Easter Sunday and therefore always falls on a Thursday. It therefore almost always falls into the month of May.
The day is also a public holiday in Germany, which means that not only fathers but men of all family statuses use the day to celebrate themselves in a myriad of ways. Have a look at the picture gallery to get an idea of what a typical German Father’s Day can be like.