October 3, 2021 – 31st Anniversary of German Unity Day

Posted: October 3, 2021

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German Unity Day is the National Day in Germany, celebrated on October 3. It remembers when the Federal Republic of Germany and the Democratic Republic of Germany united to create one federal Germany. The German reunification (Deutsche Wiedervereinigung) is the unification of the two parts of Germany. After the Second World War, Germany had been divided into two countries, with Bonn as its temporary capital.

The fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9 in 1989, which marked the end of the Cold War, had paved the way for German reunification barely a year later. The Unification Treaty that was signed on September 20 in 1990 and declared October 3 the national holiday, sealed the end of the division of Germany. Berlin became then the official capital of Germany.