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Germany 2017 Reformation Public Holiday Call

Source: Die Welt (Hamburg)
Posted on Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland - EKD) has called on the government of Germany to make the 2017 Reformation Day public holiday a nationwide non-working public holiday throughout Germany.

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 (2009-11-27, 2009-03-25, 2007-11-01, and 2006-11-07).

The date of 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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