the Number of public holidays differs between the German länder. While the inhabitants of Bavaria has 13 red days per year, has Berlinborna so far had to settle for a mere nine.
for a long time it has therefore slumped a discussion on making additional a day working.
Berlin's state legislature on Thursday for the international women's day, 8 march, is coloured red in the calendar.
" this is a sign that we are on track to achieve the gender equality between women and men, cheered Derya Caglar, jämställdhetspolitisk spokesperson from Socialdemorkaterna SPD.
the Decision was pushed through by the state of Berlin's red-red-green government to the opposition's loud protests.
The charter of the party, the FDP, warns that even a bank holiday, hurt business and growth in the German capital. At the same time criticizing the Christian democratic party CDU in the elections of the day and had rather seen reformationsdagen 31 October as a public holiday. It was then that Martin Luther should have nailed up the 95 theses on the church door in Wittenberg, which is celebrated in several other states in eastern and northern Germany.
for discussion, november 9, which both marks the anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall in 1989 and pogromnatten 1938, formerly known as the Kristallnacht, which was the culmination of the violent pogroms against the jews in Germany.
But now it was kvinnokampen was in favour of helgdagsstriden.
The international women's day was instituted by the German kvinnokämpen Clara Zetkin at a conference in Copenhagen in 1910, and in 1977 the united nations general assembly decided to set up on march 8 the list of anniversaries.
Berlin's parliament also took the decision to temporarily do 8 may to bank holiday next year, to pay attention to it been 75 years since the second world war ended and Nazi germany fell.