Kunal Mukhopadhyay

Posts Tagged ‘Holidays’

Irony of ages

In Blogging, Sweden, USA on May 24, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Today is Annandag Pingst. The day-after-Pentecost or Whit-Monday. The Netherlands and Germany are closed. (And maybe more countries…but I know these two are for sure).

This is one of few CHRISTIAN holidays that are still a bank holiday in Europe. These include Epiphany, Ascension day, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday among the more common ones.

What I find ironic is that Europe is by far, much more secular than the US. Yet ironically – there are MORE religious holidays in Europe than in the US!?

Irony of ages.

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