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Author Topic: Hey Jim......do you really get Ascension Day off?  (Read 3160 times)

the Earl of Whirl

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Hey Jim......do you really get Ascension Day off?
« on: June 02, 2011, 02:02:47 AM »

I read about that somewhere and thought I would check with you.

Are there many other places where one has Ascension Day as a holiday?
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Re: Hey Jim......do you really get Ascension Day off?
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2011, 03:02:34 AM »

Norway, I have holiday today for building guitar and spinning tops :)
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Re: Hey Jim......do you really get Ascension Day off?
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2011, 03:05:18 AM »

hello Mike

yes : Ascension is a bank holiday in france
we also have Pentecote monday   (june 13th this year)

the other bank holidays are
Christmas, Easter Monday, May 1st (labour day), May 8th(end of WW2) , All Saints day and November 11th (end of WW1)

i wish you a pleasant day


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Re: Hey Jim......do you really get Ascension Day off?
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2011, 10:21:54 AM »

I was looking for some information about a liturgical calendar I read about..found this instead.

I think you'll enjoy it too...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMX1syA6R84
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Re: Hey Jim......do you really get Ascension Day off?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2011, 10:29:01 AM »

Thanks everyone for answering me so quickly.  I am one of the speakers tonight at an Ascension service and I thought it would be good to tie into what others are doing around the world.  Jim, your information will be quite helpful.  Rusty, your information is an added plus.  And poptop, your information is downright mind boggling!  Thanks for sharing that terrific piece of woodwork.  Wow.
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: Hey Jim......do you really get Ascension Day off?
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2011, 10:54:16 AM »

My Ascension Day gig went well, thanks to the information shared on this forum.  I could hear people say "oooh" when I talked about Ascension Day being a national holiday in France, thanks to the information shared with me by my Parisian internet friend.  After worship several people talked to me about the national holiday idea and we wondered how many countries had that day off.  The other pastor I worked with requested that I share with him that information if I ever found it.  Right now, from what I have found, it looks like over a dozen European countries have that day off.  That is many more than I ever imagined. 

Anyways, thanks to everyone for your help with this.  I appreciate it. 
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