This image shows the Brandenburg gate lit up purple for the celebrations
Tag der deutschen Einheit
3rd October. Since 2004 many people of my generation will think of mean girls when someone says this date, but in Berlin and Germany this date has a very different, less trivial meaning, “Der Tag der deutschen Einheit” i.e. the day in 1990 when East and West Germany reunified and became Germany once again. I was very lucky to not only be in Berlin on this date, but in 2015, as this marked 25 years since the reunification. In order to celebrate a free festival was put on in front of the Brandenburg gate, in which performers including singers, dancers and an orchestra entertained an audience of thousands.