25 years of German unity
Berliners celebrate the very first German Unity Day on October 3rd 1990. Photo: DPA.
How to celebrate German Unity Day nationwide
Published: 02 Oct 2015 12:30 GMT+02:00
October 3rd 1990 was the first German Unity Day to mark the reunification of East and West Germany at the end of the Cold War. Though Germans aren’t known to celebrate the day with gaudy displays of patriotism, various cities are commemorating the holiday with music, art and more.Here’s a look at what to expect.
When: October 2nd at 3pm to October 4th
Frankfurt is actually the place to be to celebrate reunification this year, with Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Joachim Gauck, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and even European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in attendance.
Why, you might ask? It’s a tradition that each year since 1990, the major national celebration takes place in the state of the sitting president of the Bundesrat (the upper house of the German parliament). Since the current president, Volker Bouffier, is from Hesse, the big party is taking place in the state’s largest city, Frankfurt.
The festivities in Germany’s financial hub will swing into action on Friday, with a concert by Frankfurt singer Namika, followed by a performance by German rapper CRO.
Hier ist das Musikvideo, Traum, von Cro. Eine Traumfrau, Julie, sollte wählen (to choose).
Lüc und Remie kämpfen um ihr Herz zu gewinnen.
Cro spielt dabei . . . .
Findet ihr die Musikvideo lustig? --rsb
--- More concerts will follow on Saturday, in particular from German pop singer Sarah Connor. The music will continue through Sunday evening, including big band style and folk music.