Tag der deutschen Einheit

Today, on 3 October 2019, Germany celebrates 29 years of reunification. On this day in 1990, the German Democratic Republic (DDR) was officially dissolved as a state, and affiliated to the Federal Republic. Thanks to this unification, Germany became a single state after 45 years of division, and also changed its capital from the city of Bonn to Berlin. The date 3 October is now the most important national public holiday in Germany and has its official celebration ceremony in a different city each year. This year it takes place in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, under the motto “Mut verbindet” (“courage unites”). Although the German Unity Day is not celebrated as much as national holidays such as the 4th of July in the US, or the 14 July in France, it is still a big national event. The city of Kiel has organised a huge fair, at which each federal state has its own representative stand, as well as all the German constitutional bodies, such as the Bundesrat or the Bundesverfassungsgericht (Constitutional Court), and since it it not only a political event, there are also different stages on which artists perform music, poetry slams, and even children’s concerts. The Norddeutsche Rundfunk (NDR) awaits guests with live-cooking shows as well as radio-and talkshows. https://mut-verbindet.de/

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