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Day of German Unity Celebrations

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The Day of German Unity is Germany's national holiday. It commemorates the German reunification in 1990 and is traditionally celebrated with a festival around Platz der Republik, Straße des 17. Juni and the Brandenburg Gate.

October 3rd is the Day of German Unity and a nationwide public holiday. It commemorates the German reunification, the day when the former German Democratic Republic officially joined the Federal Republic of Germany. In Berlin, this historic event is traditionally celebrated with a three-day festival around Platz der Republik at the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate. In that area, various stages host live bands and stands sell food, drinks and sweets. Musicians, comedians, poetry slammers and actors present their art at the festival.

Historical Significance of the Day of Germany Unity

The fall of the Berlin Wall on the 9th of November in 1989, which marked the end of the Cold War, had paved the way for German reunification barely a year later. The Unification Treaty that was signed on the 20th of September in 1990 and declares the 3rd of October the national holiday, sealed the end of the division of Germany.

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Last edited: 23 January 2024