German Reunification Day is celebrated as Germany’s National Day on October 3. This public holiday is also known as Day of German Unity. German Reunification Day is organized every year as a part of commemorating the German Reunification occurred in 1990.
Google released a German Reunification Day 2002 Google Doodle as to commemorate the anniversary of German Reunification. The logo was quiet simple. Here the doodle contains the Brandenburg Gate of Germany. Brandenburg Gateis considered as a well-known landmark in the history of Berlin and Germany.
As it is a National Day and celebrated to emphasize the feeling of unity it is an appropriate display. Also there is some confetti which is displayed as to indicate the festive occasion. The Brandenburg Gate pictured in the doodle itself identifies the nation as Germany. So Google had given the appropriate design of Google on this special day.
The origin of the German nation in the middle of 1950’s was fulfilled after this reunification that happened in 1990. Whether it called as ‘union’ or ‘reunion’ it conveys or means the unity of Germany as a nation. Since from 1990, October 3 is celebrated as Germany’s National Day as the unification of the nation come out as a real one. So October 3 is considered as a Federal Republic of Germany and is a legal holiday there. November 9 is considered as an alternative choice for the National Day.
The day is important in German history as it is the day when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 and defeat of Hitler’s first coup in 1923, proclamation of the German Republic in 1918. But the day is declared as inappropriate as a National day as it is the same date, November 9 Nazi led activities against Jews take place. So at last October 3 is chosen as Germany’s National Day.
Before the German Reunification Day during the years 1954 to 1990 June 17th is declared as public holiday as to memorize the Uprising of 1953 in East Germany in West Germany.
Even it is also known as ‘Day of the German Unity’. It is renamed as ‘National Day of Memorial of the German People’ by the president of Federal Republic since from 1963. By this reason German Reunification day is celebrated twice in the year 1990. It is necessary to a nation to be present before the world with unity. So it is appropriate to celebrate the National day of Germany on the occasion of their reunification anniversary.