Reformation Day around the world in 2019

Reformation Day around the world in 2019
  How long until Reformation Day?
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  Dates of Reformation Day around the world
2021VariousOct 31
ChileSun, Oct 31National Holiday
GermanyOct 31
BrandenburgSun, Oct 31Regional Holiday
BremenSun, Oct 31Regional Holiday
HamburgSun, Oct 31Regional Holiday
Lower SaxonySun, Oct 31Regional Holiday
Mecklenburg-VorpommernSun, Oct 31Regional Holiday
SaxonySun, Oct 31Regional Holiday
Saxony-AnhaltSun, Oct 31Regional Holiday
Schleswig-HolsteinSun, Oct 31Regional Holiday
ThuringiaSun, Oct 31Regional Holiday
SloveniaSun, Oct 31National Holiday
2020VariousOct 31, Nov 2
ChileMon, Nov 2National Holiday
GermanyOct 31
BrandenburgSat, Oct 31Regional Holiday
BremenSat, Oct 31Regional Holiday
HamburgSat, Oct 31Regional Holiday
Lower SaxonySat, Oct 31Regional Holiday
Mecklenburg-VorpommernSat, Oct 31Regional Holiday
SaxonySat, Oct 31Regional Holiday
Saxony-AnhaltSat, Oct 31Regional Holiday
Schleswig-HolsteinSat, Oct 31Regional Holiday
ThuringiaSat, Oct 31Regional Holiday
SloveniaSat, Oct 31National Holiday
2019VariousOct 31
ChileThu, Oct 31National Holiday
GermanyOct 31
BrandenburgThu, Oct 31Regional Holiday
BremenThu, Oct 31Regional Holiday
HamburgThu, Oct 31Regional Holiday
Lower SaxonyThu, Oct 31Regional Holiday
Mecklenburg-VorpommernThu, Oct 31Regional Holiday
SaxonyThu, Oct 31Regional Holiday
Saxony-AnhaltThu, Oct 31Regional Holiday
Schleswig-HolsteinThu, Oct 31Regional Holiday
ThuringiaThu, Oct 31Regional Holiday
SloveniaThu, Oct 31National Holiday
2018VariousOct 31, Nov 2
ChileFri, Nov 2National Holiday
GermanyOct 31
BrandenburgWed, Oct 31Regional Holiday
BremenWed, Oct 31Regional Holiday
HamburgWed, Oct 31Regional Holiday
Lower SaxonyWed, Oct 31Regional Holiday
Mecklenburg-VorpommernWed, Oct 31Regional Holiday
SaxonyWed, Oct 31Regional Holiday
Saxony-AnhaltWed, Oct 31Regional Holiday
Schleswig-HolsteinWed, Oct 31Regional Holiday
ThuringiaWed, Oct 31Regional Holiday
SloveniaWed, Oct 31National Holiday
2017VariousOct 27, Oct 31
ChileFri, Oct 27National Holiday
GermanyTue, Oct 31National Holiday
SloveniaTue, Oct 31National Holiday
  Summary
Commemorates the day in 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his 95 'these' to the door of the church in Wittenburg
  Which countries observe Reformation Day in 2019?
Chile  ChileOct 31National Holiday
Germany  GermanyOct 31Regional Holiday
Slovenia  SloveniaOct 31National Holiday

When is Reformation Day?

This public holiday is always celebrated on 31st October, except in Chile when it may be moved to a Friday depending on which day of the week it falls on.

History of Reformation Day

Reformation Day commemorates the day in 1517 when a German monk named Martin Luther (1483-1546) strode up to the church in Wittenburg and nailed his 95 'theses' (or propositions) to the church door.

Luther's intention when posting his theses was to highlight the practice of indulgences in the Roman Catholic Church. Indulgences were pardons from sin that could be bought, meaning that those who were rich enough could buy forgiveness for all manner of sins.

Luther had hoped that pinning his protestations would spark wider debate and harden public opinion against the practice.

However, so many people agreed with his ideas that they quickly spread across western Europe, helped by the recent invention of the printing press, leading to the religious revolt known as the Reformation.

The reformation led many Christians to break off from the Roman Catholic Church and establish new, independent churches of their own, such as the Lutheran Church.

Reformation Day was first celebrated in the Germanic region in the seventeenth century and between 1949 and 1967, Reformation Day was a national holiday in East Germany.

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