Some of your school children have the day off on Penance and Prayer Day, while some have to go to school. The Day of Repentance and Prayer is always celebrated 11 days before the first Sunday of Advent and is a very important holiday for the Protestants.
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Many Church Services On This Day
On this for the Protestants so important holiday, church services are held in many places. On this holiday, people think about whether they have always done everything right in the past year. Did you do something wrong to someone else? Do you still owe something to someone else? People ask themselves these and many other questions. But they also tell God what is bothering them, what they are afraid of, or why they are worried. On the Day of Repentance and Prayer, people hope that God will forgive them their sins, that is, as what they have not done right. After that, people feel better and are cheerful again.
How Long Has This Holiday Been Around?
The Day of Penance and Prayer is celebrated only by protestants, that is, by the Protestant Church. It is not a holiday for Catholic Christians. Therefore, this day is not a holiday in all of Germany and that is why some children have to go to school and others do not. The Day of Prayer and Repentance has been celebrated since 1532, the year it was introduced Strasbourg introduced. Actually, on this day people should not only think about things they have done themselves. One should also think about how to help the poor or currently the refugees, whether it is good how we all deal with the environment and destroy it. These questions should be on people’s minds on the Day of Repentance and Prayer.
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The Protestants are members of the Protestant Church.
Strasbourg is a city in France. Strasbourg has about 274,394 inhabitants very close to the border with Germany. Both countries are separated here only by the river Rhine. Opposite Strasbourg is the German city of Kehl and both cities are connected by the Europe Bridge.
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