Today is Ascension Thursday, and the FishEaters website has some interesting tidbits on Ascension Day customs. (By the way, if you’re not well acquainted with FishEaters it is about time to remedy the situation!).
“As to customs, it is traditional to eat some sort of bird on this day, in honor of Christ Who ‘flew’ to Heaven. If you live in a hilly or mountainous area, climbing the hills in commemoration of Jesus and the Apostles’ climbing the Mt. of Olives, whence Jesus ascended to Heaven, is customary. Putting the two together, a picnic that includes some sort of bird and eaten on a hill or mountain would be a perfect way to spend the day …”