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Diplomats Society is delighted to show you how Christmas is celebrated in Germany and tell you more about German Christmas Traditions and Customs. For the next days, weeks and the coming years Diplomats Society is delighted to show you more about the christian celebration of Christmas in Germany. We tell you about the origins and the traditions of Christmas in Germany as well as the celebration these days. Exploring the numerous traditions and customs, cultural and religious differences, culinary specialities and showcasing the most beautiful Christmas Markets. Together with you, partners and members of the network as well as public entities we will step by step uncover the value and meaning of the topic and discover the world of Christmas.

#photography > @zerletti 🙏
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The Victory Column is a major tourist attraction in the city of Berlin. Its viewing platform, for which a ticket is required, offers a view over Berlin.

#Designed by Heinrich Strack, after 1864 to commemorate the Prussian victory in the Danish-Prussian War, by the time it was inaugurated on 2 September 1873, Prussia had also defeated Austria and its German allies in the Austro-Prussian War (1866) and France in the Franco-Prussian War (1870–71), giving the statue a new purpose. Different from the original plans, these later victories in the so-called unification wars inspired the addition of the bronze sculpture of Victoria, 8.3 metres (27 ft) high and weighing 35 tonnes, designed by Friedrich Drake. Berliners have given the statue the nickname Goldelse, meaning something like "Golden Lizzy". #photography > @domeynikk
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Close to Alexanderplatz in Berlin-Mitte, the tower was constructed between 1965-69 by the government of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). It was intended to be both a symbol of Communist power and of Berlin. It remains the latter today, as it is easily visible throughout the central and some suburban districts of Berlin.[1] With its height of 368 metres (including antenna) it is the tallest structure in Germany, and the third-tallest structure in the European Union. Of four tallest structures in Europe, it is 2 m shorter than the Torreta de Guardamar, 0.5 m shorter than the Riga Radio and TV Tower, and 8 m taller than the Trbovlje Power Station in 2017. The structure is also more than 220 metres higher than the old Berlin Radio Tower in the western part of the city, which was built in the 1920s.

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December 1 is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 30 days remaining until the end of the year.

#remember - 1988 – World AIDS Day was proclaimed worldwide by the UN member states.

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Photo by @alftown - #discovercanada

Today we join in celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday in India 🇮🇳
Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday (Gandhi Jayanti) is one of the three national holidays celebrated in India, the other two being Republic Day and Independence Day.

BRIEF HISTORY

It is observed on October 2. Mahatma Gandhi is often unofficially referred to as the Father of the Indian Nation.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, was born on October 2, 1869. He dedicated his life to struggling for the independence of India from the British Empire. Unlike independence leaders in most of the countries, Gandhi chose the route of non-violence. His philosophy, satyagraha, was a theory and practice within civil resistance.

CELEBRATION & TRADITIONS


The birthday of Mahatma Gandhi is marked with commemorative ceremonies and solemn services held all over the country. The main ceremony takes place at Raj Gad, a memorial to Gandhi located in Delhi. During the ceremony, people pray and sing Gandhi's favorite devotional song Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram.

On the occasion of the holiday, schools and communities organize essay and painting competitions. All works submitted are dedicated to peace and non-violence as the main values promoted by Gandhi.

In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly recognized Gandhi's achievements by designating his birth anniversary as the International Day of Non-Violence. #diplomatssociety

📸: @mahatmagandhiji, @india

Today we join in celebration of the Labor Day in Kazakhstan 🇰🇿
The holiday named Labor Day is celebrated in many states across the world, but its date differs from country to country.

BRIEF HISTORY

For example, Labor Day in Kazakhstan is celebrated on the last Sunday in September. The holiday was officially established in late 2013.
When Kazakhstan was part of the Soviet Union, its citizens observed International Workers' Day (equivalent of Labor Day) on May 1. The holiday was marked with parades and other celebrations held throughout the country. In 1995, the government of Kazakhstan replaced International Workers' Day with Kazakhstan People's Unity Day.

In 2013, President Nursultan Nazarbayev decided that his country needed a holiday dedicated to the labor movement and workers' achievements, so he designated the last Sunday in September as Labor Day. The first celebration of the new holiday took place on September 28, 2014. Nazarbayev also instituted a special medal that is awarded to veterans of labor on the occasion of the holiday.

CELEBRATION & TRADITIONS

Labor Day in Kazakhstan is widely celebrated across the country with official speeches, award ceremonies, cultural events, etc. It is a non-working holiday for most citizens of Kazakhstan because it always falls on a weekend. #diplomatssociety

📸: @visitkazakhstan

Today we join in celebration of the Agricultural Reform Day in São Tomé and Príncipe 🇸🇹
Agricultural Reform Day (Dia da Reforma Agrária) is one of the public holidays in São Tomé and Príncipe. It is celebrated on September 30.

BRIEF HISTORY

The holiday commemorates the nationalization of the largest plantations that took place in 1975.
São Tomé and Príncipe is a small island country located off the western coast of the Central Africa. It used to be a Portuguese colony. Since the beginning of the colonial era, the economy of the island has been based on agriculture. About 90% percent of the cultivated area was occupied by Portuguese-owned plantations, but everything changed after independence.

The independence of São Tomé and Príncipe from Portugal was declared in July 1975. Shortly after, control of the plantations previously owned by the Portuguese passed to state-owned agricultural enterprises. The nationalization of the plantations helped develop the economy of the newly independent state.

Cocoa is the dominant crop on the islands. It represents about 95% of exports. Other important crops for export include coffee, palm kernels, and copra. Primary food crops include bananas, beans, breadfruit, maize, papaya, palm oil, and taro. Sadly, domestic food-crop production does not meet local consumption. #diplomatssociety

📸: @as_belezas_stp

Today we join in celebration of Botswana Day 🇧🇼
Botswana Day is the national day of the Republic of Botswana celebrated on September 30.

BRIEF HISTORY

It commemorates the independence of Botswana from the United Kingdom in 1966.
In the 19th century, hostilities broke out between several tribes that laid claims to the territory of present-day Botswana. The tensions escalated when the Boer settlers arrived from the Transvaal. Eventually, a group of Batswana leaders asked the British government for protection. In 1885, the Bechuanaland Protectorate was officially established.

In 1961, Seretse Khama founded the Bechuanaland Democratic Party that struggled for the protectorate's independence. Three years later, Bechuanaland was granted democratic-self government. The first general elections were held in 1965, following the adoption of the constitution. On September 30, 1996, Botswana officially became an independent republic within the Commonwealth with Seretse Khama as its first President.

CELEBRATION & TRADITIONS

Botswana Independence Day is the country's main national holiday. It is widely celebrated throughout the country with official speeches, ceremonies, parades, street parties, concerts, and other festive events and activities. The main celebration is held in the capital city of Gaborone. #diplomatssociety

📸: @visitbotswana

Today we join in celebration of the Battle of Boquerón Day in Paraguay 🇵🇾
Battle of Boquerón Day, also known as Victory at Boquerón Day (Victoria de Boquerón), is a Paraguayan public holiday celebrated on September 29.

BRIEF HISTORY

It commemorates one the most important battles of the Chaco War.
The Chaco War was fought between Paraguay and Bolivia from 1932 to 1935. Both countries wanted to seize control over Chaco Boreal (the northern part of the Gran Chaco region), which was thought to have rich oil deposits.

The Battle of Boquerón lasted from September 7 to September 29, 1932. It was the war's first major battle. Bolivian troops occupied the outpost of Boquerón in July 1932, and Paraguay launched an offensive, aiming to capture Boquerón and prevent the Bolivian Army from fully mobilizing its resources.

The Bolivians repulsed the first Paraguayan assault. However, soon they started to suffer from the lack of fresh water. The shortage of water supply, food, medicine, and ammunition weakened them. Seeing this, the Paraguayans launched an all-or-nothing attack. On September 29, 1923, the Bolivians surrendered.

CELEBRATION & TRADITIONS

Battle of Boquerón Day is a national holiday in Paraguay. It is marked with festive events and activities across the country. All schools, establishments, and businesses are closed for the day. #diplomatssociety

📸: @visitparaguay

Today we join in celebration of September Revolution Day in Yemen 🇾🇪

BRIEF HISTORY

September Revolution Day is one of the public holidays in Yemen. This holiday celebrates the establishment of the Yemen Arab Republic in 1962.
Many attempts to end the rule of Al-Hamiduddine family in the northern part of present-day Yemen ware made earlier, but they all failed. Only revolution on September 26, 1962 brought successful changes to political situation in the country. The northern part of Yemen separated from the rest of the territory and declared itself the Yemen Arab Republic. It was an independent republic till 1990, until it was reunified with Yemen in October 1990 to form the Republic of Yemen.

CELEBRATION & TRADITIONS

Celebrations of September Revolution Day start with lighting a torch at Al-Tahrir Square in downtown Sana’a, the capital of Yemen. This ceremony symbolizes the beginning of the next year of the revolution and it takes place at the very same place, where the first signal of the revolution was given in September 1692. Youth from all parts of Yemen attends this ceremony and the festival, that is held till the end of the day. #diplomatssociety

📸: @joaoleitaoviagens

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