Whitsun football tournament co-incides with the Hessentag

The football club SC-Eintracht 1957 e.V. holds an international tournament in Oberursel at Whitsun every year, in which young football groups from throughout Germany and beyond take part.

This weekend the event is being held for the 44th time, and happens to co-incide with the Hessentag taking place in the town.

SG Rosenhöhe 1985 e.V. versus FV Neuenhain

SG Rosenhöhe 1985 e.V. versus FV Neuenhain

But apart from some concerns about the road closures in Oberstedten on Monday, the players should not have too many problems getting to the ground as it is outside of the zones where the roads have been closed for the week. [Read more…]

Public Holidays 1

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Pfingsten is the weekend known in English as Whitsun or Pentecost. The Sunday and Monday are bank holidays in the whole of Germany. It falls 50 days after Easter.

Pfingsten celebrates the moment when the Holy Ghost descended to Jesus’ disciples, allowing them to be understood by everyone that they talked to. To the listeners they appeared to be speaking in their native language.

The weekend is often used by families to have a longer weekend away. Some parts of Germany have school holidays that start on this weekend.

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