Unity Day Germany – 3 October

German Unity
Berlin was seperated in East and West till 1989. Germany united in 1990.
Image by Sarah Lötscher from Pixabay

German Unity Day, on October 3rd, is the German national holiday, a sort of German Fourth of July. Both the observance date and the holiday are recent. The third day of October has only been a national holiday since 1990. For nearly 30 years, East and West Germany were divided. This national holiday in Germany celebrates the two sides joining back together.

Although you will see German flags flying at the Reichstag building in Berlin and in other public locations, private flags and public fireworks are not a big part of the October 3 celebration. Most people enjoy the day off and spend time with friends and family. In Berlin there are usually open-air concerts or other festivities near the Brandenburg Gate.

Every year, a different German city hosts the national celebrations. Yet, Berlin always puts on a great big show “Burgerfest” (citizen’s festival).that last for several days.

It is a day in fall with nice weather that can be used by the people as a feast and picnic day.

I am sure that you would agree that there would be a particular piece of quality handcrafted Ariki New Zealand Jewellery which would be perfect to gift to someone in one of these countries to commemorate such a special occasion.

Each and every piece would be treasured forever. Iridescent abalone (or Paua as we call it in New Zealand) sea shell flatters warm and cool skin tones alike. They change colour every time they are viewed in a different light which is certainly part of their charm.

The rich cultural and spiritual significance of Paua Shell makes it a conversation starter all over the world.

View a Video of the countdown to German Unity in 1990