Here is now a selection of German folk and children songs about the month ‘March’.
These folk songs are sung at this time of year in German speaking kindergartens. They celebrate the change of season: the winter is going and the springtime is approaching. The farmer is getting his fields ready, the birds are returning and the flowers are blossoming.
However, we Germans also have songs written about the March revolution that took place in 1848. These songs are of political nature. Some became folk songs later on.
The Germans remember the March revolution in 1848 on the place of 18th March in Berlin close to the Brandenburg Gate.
The 18th of March 1848 and the 18th of March 1990 were very important dates in Gesn history. You can find out when reading the info underneath this sign on the photo.
But here are now some explanations:
More about the March revolutions here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_revolutions_of_1848%E2%80%931849
The March revolutions also took place in Berlin in 1848.
But the 18th of March is a historical date in Germany for another reason.
The German nations: former GDR and the FRG decided on the 18th of March 1990 to reunite.
In these elections, the East Germans could decide if they wanted the reunification with West Germany.
But why is the third of October the Day of Renification.
The elections on the 18th of March 1990 were the prerequisite for the reunification. But the third of October 1990 was the official day when the former GDR and FRG were reunited. That is why we Germans celebrate this day as a national holiday every year.
So the month ‘March’ does not only bring the springtime but has brought political change and even uprising in German history.
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