8 May 2020: Berlin gets an extra holiday

8 May 2020: Berlin gets an extra holiday

Berlin gets another public holiday. The occasion: 8 May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the surrender of the Wehrmacht. The date marks the end of the Second World War in Europe and is celebrated as the day of liberation from National Socialism.

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The holiday will only be celebrated once. In the years after, it will be a normal working day again. The Berlin state government has called for a one-off public holiday on Friday, 8 May 2020. The date marks the surrender of the Wehrmacht 75 years ago. It stands for the liberation from National Socialism and the end of the Second World War.
The red-red-green coalition had introduced the corresponding bill in parliament in mid-December 2018. The amendment was then discussed in the Committee on Internal Affairs and passed in parliament on Thursday, 24 January 2019.
Publication date: 27. May 2022
Last updated: 28. April 2020

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