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Germany 2017 BE Reformation Public Holiday
 
(Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2015)

Source: Berliner Morgenpost (Berlin)

The Home Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies (Innenausschuss des Abgeordnetenhauses) of Germany's state (Land) of Berlin, with the votes of the governing SPD/CDU coalition, as well as those of the Greens opposition, approved the bill that would declare October 31, 2017, as a one-off public holiday (gesetzlichen Feiertag) to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his ninety-five theses on the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg.

Early this year (22-Jan-2015), the SPD and CDU coalition partners of Germany's state of Berlin, had announced that they would jointly introduce a bill that would declare October 31, 2017, as a one-off public holiday (gesetzlichen Feiertag) to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his ninety-five theses on the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg, the German State of Berlin.

Over the past couple of years, many German states (Lδnder) have announced that they would, or intended to, declare October 31, 2017, as a one-off public holiday (16-Sep-2014, 12-Dec-2013, 13-Aug-2013, 04-Jun-2013, 17-May-2013, 15-May-2013, 01-May-2013, 14-Mar-2013, 08-Mar-2013, 25-Jan-2013, 10-Jan-2013, 13-Dec-2012), while calls to restore the Reformation Day public holiday, either in specific States, or as a national public holiday, have been made repeatedly in past years (07-Jan-2013, 04-Nov-2012, 27-Nov-2009, 25-Mar-2009, 01-Nov-2007, and 07-Nov-2006).

According to our running tally of the various regional announcements of the past 3 years, the only German Land which has not announced its intention of declaring October 31, 2017, as a one-off public holiday (gesetzlichen Feiertag) to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his ninety-five theses on the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg, is Niedersachsen.

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