Germany celebrates Silver Jubilee of reunion [ Current Affairs ]


About the celebration: Germany celebrated 25 years of reunion on 3rd October 2015. This day is celebrated to mark the day of 1990 when socialist East Germany and industrial West Germany bring together the country. Germany has organized a street party at the Brandenburg Gate to remembrance of German unity.

  • President of Germany, Joachim Gauck and Germany’s Leader Angela Merkel also joined the celebrations held in the business capital Frankfurt with the booming motto disabling limits.
  • Currently, the re - unified Germany has developed as a front - runner and financial capital of Europe.
  • This day originated one year after the fall of Berlin Wall which had divided the capital city Berlin into two parts including socialist East Berlin and self - governing West Berlin in Germany from 1961 to 1989.

About Joachim Gauck and Angela Merkel:

  • Joachim Gauck was born on 24th January 1940.
  • He is the President of Germany since March 2012.
  • He was also Lutheran minister.
  • Angela Dorothea Merkel was born on 17th July 1954.
  • She is a German politician and former research scientist.
  • She has been serving as the Chancellor of Germany since 2005.
  • She has also worked as the Leader of the Christian Democratic Union since 2000.

- Published on: October 6, 2015