Pfingsten or Pentecost is a Christian feast commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Christ. Pentecost is celebrated seven weeks (50 days) after Easter Sunday. Pfingstrose or the Peony, as it is called in the USA, blooms around the time of Pfingsten, hence its name. Everywhere I go in Berlin, I can’t escape the Pfingstrose. Cut Pfingstrose/peonies are being sold throughout Berlin.