Peace Day in Augsburg (08/08)

Every year on August 8, Germany celebrates the official public holiday of one city in the country, namely the city of Augsburg (Federal State of Bavaria, Germany).

The holiday, known as Peace Day or Peace Festival in Augsburg (Augsburg Peace Festival, German Friedensfest), dates back to 1650, and since 1950 it has been celebrated as an official state holiday. From the same year, this day is a public holiday for all small and large enterprises in the city of Augsburg.

August 8, 1629 - the day of the beginning of the oppression of the Protestants of the city of Augsburg, which lasted for 20 years, until the so-called "Peace of Westphalia" (Peace of Westphalia), concluded in 1648.