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October 3 – German Reunification Day

Platz der Republik, Berlin, Germany
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Germany celebrates German Reunification Day every October 3. It commemorates the reunification of West Germany and East Germany in 1990.  

The public holiday is customarily commemorated in Berlin with a three-day festival held in the vicinity of Platz der Republik at Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate. There are stands selling food, beverages, and sweets, as well as live music on multiple stages. The event also features performances by actors, musicians, comedians, poetry slammers, and comedians.

In other parts of the country, people celebrate the holiday by relaxing at home, dining with relatives and friends, watching the festivities on TV, and doing picnics in the park. They take the holiday as an opportunity to enjoy the autumn season before the cold winter arrives.  

Fun Facts About Germany:

  • Germany has over 1,500 different types of beer, 1,000 types of sausages, and 300 types of bread.
  • The 3rd most popular language taught in the world is German.
  • There are over 2,100 castles throughout Germany. 

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