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What do Germans think about Father's day/Vatentag? watch

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    hey. my sister is going to germany soon on a german exchange and while she is out there it will be father's day. i read somewhere tht father's day has rather a negative image in germany so she doesn't know whether to buy him a small present for the day or not?! she is buying the family presents to give when she first gets there but she doesn't want to seem rude by not getting him one or creating an awkward situation of she does get him one! any help appreciated! btw sorry about the strange subject! thanks very much
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    hey. my sister is going to germany soon on a german exchange and while she is out there it will be father's day. i read somewhere tht father's day has rather a negative image in germany so she doesn't know whether to buy him a small present for the day or not?! she is buying the family presents to give when she first gets there but she doesn't want to seem rude by not getting him one or creating an awkward situation of she does get him one! any help appreciated! btw sorry about the strange subject! thanks very much
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    maybe she should buy them all prezzies then wen she gets there she should ask the family wat the image is then she can wish him a happy fathers day instead?
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    It's probably just a typo, but it's "Vatertag" with an r...
    I never knew that father's day has a "negative" image in Germany, but I also don't think most people take a great deal of notice of it either. Anyway, the guy isn't even her father then, so wouldn't it be weird for her to get him a present? ....I definitely think giving pressies to the family when she first gets there is a good idea, but that and perhaps wishing him a "happy father's day" should be enough.
 
 
 
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