Full disclosure - It's not a mini. Once I had an idea in mind, I ran with it and the puzzle just grew! I'll throw a mini-mini out tomorrow. :)
Today is Father's Day in Germany. It always falls on the 40th day after Easter, which is also known as Ascension Thursday. However you look at it, it's a public holiday and most things are closed. Friday usually ends up becoming a "Bridge Day" to create a nice 4-day weekend.
On other Father's Days, we've encountered groups of men traipsing through town or into the hills, towing along a wagon or cart large enough to support a whole lot of beer, perhaps a small grill for lunchtime sausages, some snacks, and more beer. Everyone's rather joyous, as you might imagine. :)
Here's wishing you a joyous day as well! Cheers, and enjoy the puzzle!
The two longest entries (2-Down and 8-Down) were the inspiration for this grid. Plus, this was a fun find. :)
Enjoy your weekend and the puzzle!