German Unity Day 2021: Date, history, significance and celebrations| Quotes, wishes and greetings to share – India Today
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German Unity Day is the National Day of Germany, which is celebrated on October 3 every year. The day has been treated as German National holiday since 1990 to celebrate the anniversary of the nation’s unification. People celebrate German Unity Day like a festival with great pomp and show.
Historically, Germany has associated various dates with its nationhood and unity. However, to look back at the history of German Unity Day, it all began when the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic unified in 1990 to mark the first-ever single German state.
Interestingly, the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, which marked the end of the Cold War, paved the way for German reunification. The Unification Treaty was signed on September 20, 1990, and declared October 3 as the national holiday which ultimately sealed the end of the division of Germany.
The reunification was formally completed on October 3, 1990, and since then, German Unity Day is observed every year on this day in the country.
German Unity Day is a national holiday commemorating the German reunification in 1990. German Unity Day is celebrated as a national event to remember how the Federal Republic of Germany and the Democratic Republic of Germany united to create one single, federal Germany on October 3, 1990.
Interestingly, the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, paved the way for this big national day.
German Unity Day is celebrated every year with a ceremonial act and a citizens’ festival (Burgerfest) in the country and the celebrations are hosted by a major city, usually the state capital, in the German State. Over the years, the day has been celebrated with lots of fun and festivity.
Images of the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin wall’s destruction are often displayed on German Unity Day. Germany’s flag is displayed, particularly on public buildings, to showcase and uplift the spirit of patriotism in the citizens.
Here are some best quotes, wishes and greetings to share on German Unity Day 2021.
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