Happy Pentecost my friends.
Summer is close and spring is running smoothly.
For my dad, Pentecost was a lovely feast, and each Pentecost morning he greeted us: “Pentecost the lovely feast arrived!”
In my hometown one of the biggest Pentecost events in the whole of Germany takes place:
A parish fair, that origins in 1726. Usually Catholic Churches in Germany have huge Processions at Pentecost and usually some parishes had a kind of market for that occasions. In Menden it has been a “Krammarkt” – kind of clobber market.
Nowadays the fair – we call it Kirmes, and I also found a nice English word:; Kermess – is set up all over downtown Menden. More than 200 carnies built up roundabouts, candy shops, ice cream stalls … anything you need for a lovely fair on a lovely feast.
We even have a big ferries wheel and an old fashioned Kermess organ :).
Enjoy the show.
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