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June 2 2011 German Culture Newsletter

This is a topical article because today, June 2nd 2011, is


Which is linked to Ascension Day and, as that date changes every year, a German Father’s Day is something of a ‘moveable feast’.

In addition to the uninitiated the first experience of the celebration can come as a bit of a shock, because a changeable date is not the only way in which the celebrations differ from other countries.

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Francine McKenna, German Culture Editor

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