I recently had someone ask me about the meaning of Pentecost. Interestingly enough, here in France, Pentecost is a long weekend and Monday is a holiday… but what’s the holiday behind the holiday. Similarly… just as turkey is associated with Thanksgiving, ham to Easter and perhaps goose (or again Turkey) to Christmas, so in France, meat producers have been trying to associate veal with Pentecost… Giving the Thanksgiving turkey, the Easter ham, the Christmas goose, and… the Pentecost Veal. Commercialism isn’t dead… it’s very much alive. But that’s not Pentecost.