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Father's Day

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Father’s Day was built on the foundation of honouring fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence fathers have on society at large. Although the special occasion is celebrated all around the world, Father’s Day remains rooted in traditions that vary from country to country.

In Germany, Father’s Day coincides with a public holiday known as “Christi Himmelfart” or Ascension Day. In the Middle Ages, Father’s Day was introduced as a holy event that commemorated God, the Heavenly Father. Around 1700, the holiday turned into the original Father’s Day as we know it, where each father of a family was celebrated. In fact, the father of a family with the most children would be looked up upon and honoured, and ultimately be gifted with a large ham.

During the 19th century, Father’s Day furthermore evolved and became “Männertag,” which was linked to a ‘Boys Day Out.’ In Germany, where this is widely celebrated, Father’s Day refers to friends getting together and consuming a considerable amount of alcohol together. Some of the popular festive activities include pub tours, visiting numerous Biergartens, drinking and singing in the beer halls. Wherever you may be, let us remember to always honour our fathers and celebrate the influence they’ve not only had on us, but on our communities.

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Karneval der Kulturen

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The annual Karneval der Kulturen is a street festival, which celebrates multiculturalism with tasty food and enlightening shows. It takes places in Kreuzberg– one of the most vibrant and exciting areas in West-Berlin.

Did you know that Karneval der Kulturen began as a political statement against xenophobic riots?

Today, the festival honours cosmopolitanism and culture at its finest. The special event hosts more than 4000 actors from various countries who organise and attend a fantastic street parade. In addition, a community of DJs, solo artists, and musical groups from all over the world gather together. Finally, be charmed by the countless number of food trucks containing an extensive variety of foods. With countless offering for families and friends, Karneval der Kulturen is definitely worth checking out!

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FIFA Women's World Cup 2019

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Did you know that the first women’s football event was held in 1991 - 61 years after the first ever men’s football event?

It’s football season, and this time the women are in the spotlight as FIFA bridges the gap between female empowerment, cameraderie, and sports with the 2019 Women’s World Cup. This year, 24 teams will compete for the world title across nine cities in France.

Did you know that the first women’s football event was held in 1991 - 61 years after the first ever men’s football event? Each year the sports spectacle grows in popularity together with the number of participating countries. Germany, in particular, has had a victorious run winning two gold medals in 2003 and 2007. This year promises excitement with USA expected to win the event and France battling it for the runner-up award, according to CBS Sport.

Do you think that Germany will score big and reclaim victory yet again? With a solid line-up and some of your favourite players on board, the 8th edition of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final is an event you won’t want to miss.


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