The long weekend

The bridge

In Germany, we talk about ‘Brückentage’ or ‘bridge days’. According to Wikipedia, these are the days that are taken off from work to fill the gap between a holiday on Thursday or on Tuesday and the weekend. Ascension Day and Corpus Christi are always on Thursdays and so a lot of people take the Fridays off to have long weekends. We don’t have a name for these days in English. We just talk about having ‘long weekends’ as far as I know.

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Written by Christine Burgmer

17. July 2014