Did You Mean Mother's Day?05 May 2005
Today is Ascension, which in Germany is Father's Day (Vatertag). Dave has some observations on the German tradition of over-indulging on the day devoted to German fathers. Yes, they really do go for walks pulling wooden wagons filled with alcoholic beverages. By the afternoon they usually look pretty beat up.
I did see one group pulling a wagon this afternoon that looked very fit, even at 5 pm. They were all women. An Antifa demonstration perhaps (as in anti-father instead of anti-fascist)?