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Greetings in German

I wonder how to say, "Happy German Unity Day!" in German. German Unity Day is Tag der Deutschen Einheit in German.

September 24, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/streifenfuchs

Hi. You could probably say "Alles Gute zum Tag der Deutschen Einheit", but it is absolut unusual to give wishes on that day.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Germanophile22

Danke! I actually kinda feel like celebrating it, since I'm a fan of geography and other cultures(except some I find bad, such as bullfighting). For instance, on July 14, 2017, I celebrated Bastille Day.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Germanophile22

I don't see though, how Germans could not celebrate it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

I think few Germans are fervently patriotic or nationalistic.

On the other hand, I wonder how many Americans celebrate Independence Day, for example -- in the sense of thinking of American Independence on that day, not just picnicking or setting off fireworks or doing other things that are not directly related to independence.

The 3rd of October is a public holiday which means that most Germans will not work or go to school on that day, and I'm sure most Germans are happy about that -- but I think only few people will actually celebrate that day in the sense that they specifically commemorate the reunification of Germany.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Germanophile22

So, how else do Germans really celebrate it? Fireworks and all?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

In my experience, they don't do anything except enjoy the day off.

Fireworks are for New Year's Eve; going out and getting drunk is for Ascension Day (aka Fathers' Day or Mens' Day).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maddy12346

good idea although, i agree with streifenfuchs, it is unusual to see Germans celebrating this day.

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