German Unity Day

By John Reality, Cambodia, September 2012

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Celebrating the official reunification of Germany that took place in 1990 after the Berlin Wall came down a year earlier in November of 1989, German Unity Day is a national holiday that kicks off with gusto every October.

Originally, there was some thought of celebrating the anniversary of the fall of the wall (November 9th) rather than the formal political re-alliance between east and west. However, the former date was also the anniversary of Kristallnacht (the large-scale Nazi-led pogroms against Jews in 1938), so October 3rd was selected as the date.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Germany Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Germany.

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