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Ice saints

The days from 12. to 15. May (Pankratius, Servatius, Bonifatius and the so-called Cold Sophie) are called ice saints in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Within this period often a late cold snap occurs in spring. Q.v. key days. In northern Germany: "strictly gents", from 11. to 13. May (Mamertus, Pankratius and Servatius).