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Reformation Day Public Holiday In Schleswig-Holstein

Source: Evangelischer Pressedienst
Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2007
Most recent follow-up news item: August 5, 2017

The Northern Evangelical Church is mounting a campaign to push for the addition of the October 31 Reformation Day to the list of public holidays of Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg before 2017, the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's nailing of his list of 95 points on the door of the Church of Wittenberg.

Currently, Reformation Day is only celebrated in the 5 states from former East Germany.

There had already been a call, last year (2006-11-07), by the Evangelical-Lutheran Bishop of Bavaria for Reformation Day to become a country-wide public holiday until at least 2017, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

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