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Pentecost

It is “Pfingsten” – Pentecost

Have you heard about the phrase:“Jemand hat sich wie ein Pfingstochse geschmückt.“ (Someone is dressed like an Ochs- it is too much and too colorful)?

Traditionally farmers in the Alp regions bring the cows to the higher areas of the Alps where they remain all summer, as the weather gets better. The cows are beautifully decorated like you see on the picture.
Like a parade they will be guided through the villages.

Why do we celebrate Pentecost?
It is a Christian fest.
Germany has a “Pfingstsonntag” and “Pfingsmontag”, as official Holiday.
Businesses and stores are most likely closed.

It is the 50th day after Easter.

It is always in Spring. Trees get green leaves, flowers are blooming.
The so called “Pfingstrosen” bloom only in this time of the year.

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