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Germany Asked To Restore Nationwide Reformation Day Public Holiday
 
(Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2006)

Source: Tagesschau (Munich)

The Evangelical-Lutheran Bishop of Bavaria, a predominantly Catholic German State, has called for Reformation Day (a Protestant holiday celebrated on October 31) to become a country-wide public holiday until at least 2017.

Currently, Reformation Day is only celebrated in the 5 German states.

October 31, 2017, will mark the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his ninety-five theses on the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg, an event considered to herald the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.

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