Day of German Unity (03/10)

German Unity Day or German Unity Day (Tag der deutschen Einheit) is a national holiday in Germany. It is celebrated on the day of the successful official reunification of West and East Germany on October 3, 1990.

Simultaneously with the unification, this day was proclaimed an official national holiday and a state holiday, while the national holiday of the former FRG - June 17, was abolished.

After the defeat in World War II (1939-1945), Germany was occupied by the troops of the USSR, France, Great Britain and the USA, respectively, and the country's territory was divided into 4 occupation zones. But the beginning of the Cold War, the growing confrontation between the USSR and the West made it impossible to recreate a unified German state. Therefore, the Western powers decided to promote its formation in the territories under their occupational control. So, in 1949, the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) was created, and soon the German Democratic Republic (GDR) was formed in the Soviet occupation zone.