Tuesday, 21 June 2016


The Germans have a word for it.

Yes, there is a word for “end of work”. An actual word devoted specifically to the moment of finishing work for the evening, the weekend or a holiday.

Feierabend is the happy moment of popping your beer open with a lighter, leaving the office, and cycling off into the evening.

It’s the moment when you can forget work and get on with life.

It’s the light at the end of the tunnel.

Feierabend is the thing every employee looks forward to with anticipation and joy – yet the term doesn’t exist in English. How is that possible?

“Schönen Feierabend” is probably the most used term by German colleagues, and, it doesn’t matter if it’s evening or not.

It’s something I miss at the end of the day.

What a brilliant word!