People like to celebrate – music, laughing, dancing, being sociable, giving and receiving presents. All this is part of a good celebration. Apart from private festivities such as birthdays or weddings, there are also constantly recurring feasts and holidays in the circle of the seasons. Some are celebrated only regionally, others nationwide or worldwide. It is often forgotten that originally they had a Christian background. Thanksgiving, a parish fair or church mass turned into a fun fair and eventually simply a public festival in many places. Ascension Day, Whitsun or Easter are mostly wonderful occasions for just relaxing and long weekend getaways. But to Christians they have yet another, deeper meaning. They can be used for contemplation, commemoration, for example of the life of Jesus Christ, and for common celebration with other believers in church services.