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Germany and Austria

On Sunday, July 5, 1885, members of the Cäcilien-Verein chorus in Hamburg went on an outing. They boarded a special train headed for Hausbruch, a hilly suburb south of the city, where coffee and cake awaited them at a local inn. The singers and their families then headed for the forest. They sang among the trees and enjoyed the running spring water. Back in Hausbruch, they ate some more, and they sang some more; speeches were given, glasses were raised. The chorus returned to Hamburg that night wishing that every day could be a Sunday such as this.1