Fathers’ Day / Vatertag

Father’s Day / Herrentag was originally the day of God the Father, hence today, Ascension Day. At some time it became a day for drinking beer. I didn’t even realize this till recently.

German legal weblogs report that drinking and driving accidents produce lots of work for lawyers in the coming months. Perhaps the rain will help. See Vater- oder Herrentag, Mandate bringt er allemal:

Erfahrungsgemäß so etwa ab Oktober bis etwa Januar nächsten Jahres werden vor den diversen Amtsgerichten, seltener vor den Landgerichten, die Straftaten abgehandelt, die – fast ausnahmslos – unter Alkohol an Himmelfahrt begangen wurden.

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