Celebrating a national holiday: Tag der deutschen Einheit
October 3, 2012
Today was a national holiday in Germany. The country was celebrating its reunification, which occurred on October 3, 1990. The main streets in Munich were closed to allow for parades, concerts, and, of course, beer tents. In fact, right in front of the university there were thousands of benches installed this week to make room for the festivities and drinking. And, not only was today a national holiday, but it happened to also coincide with Oktoberfest. Needless to say, the city was BUSY. We celebrated by biking into the city and having some fun.
We enjoyed some of the food at the celebration. Melody also got a couple of balloons and got to jump around on the kid play structures.
To get to and from the celebration, we biked through the English Gardens and stopped by the famous Monopteros–Greek for single wing
It was a very neat experience to be in another country and celebrating that country’s national holiday. As I said before, this was a very big day in Germany. Not only was it fun to learn more about this national holiday, it was also neat to observe how a holiday is celebrated in another culture. If you are curious to learn more about this important German holiday you can watch this clip or read my wife’s blog HERE: