3rd October: Day of German Unity
The Day of German Unity is the national day of Germany, celebrated on 3rd October as a public holiday. It commemorates the anniversary of German reunification in 1990, when the goal of a united Germany that originated in the middle of the 19th century was finally fulfilled. Therefore, the name addresses neither the re-union nor the union, but the unity of Germany. The Day of German Unity on 3rd October has been the German national holiday since 1990, when the reunification was formally completed. It is a legal holiday in the Federal Republic of Germany. 2019 is an important year as we also celebrate the 70th anniversary of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany as well as the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
On Thursday, 3rd October 2019, RIS Swiss Section – Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok hosted a National Day event for the students of the secondary school in the music room. The goal of the ceremony was to let all students understand and experience these important events in German history. The performances included songs, a historical slideshow and a student presentation. Jens Eggert, the Head of Secondary, guided the audience through the program.