Ascension Day falls on a Thursday, so this is your chance to take a day off on Friday and enjoy a wonderful, long weekend. Stay for example a couple of days in a bed & breakfast: affordable and original. Or find yourself a nice B&B-adress elsewhere in Europe.
Events on Ascension Day
From Thursday on, there are lots of events and traditional activities everywhere in Europe. In Sweden, for example, many people go out to the woods to hear the birds at sunrise. It is believed that it’s good luck if a cuckoo is heard from the east or west, or so we read on Timeanddate.com.
Italy celebrates Ascension Day as a religious festival throughout the country. In some parts of Italy – especially Tuscany, it is a tradition to try to catch crickets. During picknicks the children go looking for and collecting crickets. In England, Ascension Day is associated with various water festivals.
Bed & breakfast in Europe
You could combine visiting an Ascension Day event with a stay in a bed & breakfast. Or just choose an accommodation in your own country and enjoy your long, relaxed weekend. Over 35.000 B&B’s everywhere in Europe are easy to find on Bedandbreakfast.eu – for example in Germany, France or United Kingdom. Book directly reservation costs.