Different holidays on different dates
Today, it's father's day in Germany
Father's day in Germany has a different origin and is a very different observance than the American version. Germany's *Vatertag* began in the Middle Ages as a religious procession honoring *God, the father* on Ascension Day ( Christ Himmelfahrt, usually in May). Although as late as the 1700s Vatertag was a family day for honoring dad, somehow things went sour and in the 19th century the custom reappeared in Berlin as a less refined and very alcoholic celebration on that same date. Today Germany's Vatertag is supposed to be closer to a *boys' day out* and a pub tour with the guys ( Männerrunde) than the more family oriented Father's Day in the U.S.
Oh Germans and their love for beer. The men ( few of them father's) pull wagons full of alcohol through the streets to celebrate their day. They cap it off by getting together and drinking the alcohol they so fearless and in a manly manner drug through the streets and later use their wagons to be dragged home after getting rip - roaring drunk. They just use the day to get plastered and have a good time.
Happy Father's Day
Somehow, i prefer the american version
One in a Million Dad