EXPLAINED: Why is May 1st a holiday in Germany?
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EXPLAINED: Why is May 1st a holiday in Germany?

May 1st to Germans welcomes start of Spring. But it also marks an annual public holiday called Labour Day which is observed nationwide and dates back over 130 years.

Berlin Schönefeld airport set to close in March 2021

Berlin Schönefeld airport set to close in March 2021

Berlin’s Tegel airport closes following last flight to Paris

Berlin’s Tegel airport closes following last flight to Paris

Berlin’s Tegel airport to close Sunday: Five facts you need to know

Berlin’s Tegel airport to close Sunday: Five facts you need to know

Utilities hiking power prices

Utilities hiking power prices

What you need to know about Berlin’s ‘cursed’ new BER airport

What you need to know about Berlin’s ‘cursed’ new BER airport

‘No risks’ ahead of Berlin Brandenburg (BER) airport opening in October 2020

‘No risks’ ahead of Berlin Brandenburg (BER) airport opening in October 2020

REVEALED: The real story behind Berlin (BER) airport’s nine-year delay

REVEALED: The real story behind Berlin (BER) airport’s nine-year delay

Berlin’s BER Airport to finally open in October 2020

Berlin’s BER Airport to finally open in October 2020

Berlin’s long-delayed new airport ready to open doors this week

Berlin’s long-delayed new airport ready to open doors this week

How the Stasi failed to silence Rolling Stones fans in East Germany

How the Stasi failed to silence Rolling Stones fans in East Germany

Berlin Brandenburg airport ‘on track’ to open in October 2020

Berlin Brandenburg airport ‘on track’ to open in October 2020

Berlin Airport plans to build additional terminal – before grand opening

Berlin Airport plans to build additional terminal – before grand opening

‘A short bang’: Berlin police give all-clear after WWII bomb defused near main station

‘A short bang’: Berlin police give all-clear after WWII bomb defused near main station

Monitors at Berlin airport to be replaced for €500,000 before ever being used

Monitors at Berlin airport to be replaced for €500,000 before ever being used

Costs of finishing Berlin’s disaster airport to swell to over €7 billion

Costs of finishing Berlin’s disaster airport to swell to over €7 billion

‘Fundamental faults’ identified in over half of emergency systems at Berlin airport

‘Fundamental faults’ identified in over half of emergency systems at Berlin airport

Berlin airports to expect fewer passengers after Air Berlin ends operations

Berlin airports to expect fewer passengers after Air Berlin ends operations

Still unopened, Berlin Airport plans ambitious expansion

Still unopened, Berlin Airport plans ambitious expansion

After 11 years of building, half of all doors now work, Berlin Airport announces

After 11 years of building, half of all doors now work, Berlin Airport announces

What’s next for Berlin’s Tegel airport when it closes in November?

What’s next for Berlin’s Tegel airport when it closes in November?

Berlin’s chaos airport sacks boss amid leadership struggle

Berlin’s chaos airport sacks boss amid leadership struggle

Firms behind Berlin airport offered million-euro bonuses

Firms behind Berlin airport offered million-euro bonuses

Berlin airport employee jailed for taking huge bribe

Berlin airport employee jailed for taking huge bribe

Berlin airport employee admits taking €150,000 bribe

Berlin airport employee admits taking €150,000 bribe

Plan to open Berlin airport in 2017 finally (inevitably) dead

Plan to open Berlin airport in 2017 finally (inevitably) dead

Berlin airport scandal: Probe into possible poison attack

Berlin airport scandal: Probe into possible poison attack

Berlin’s new airport ‘may never open’: planner

Berlin’s new airport ‘may never open’: planner

Berlin Airport PR chief fired for calling project ‘shit show’

Berlin Airport PR chief fired for calling project ‘shit show’

600 walls to be torn down at troubled Berlin airport

600 walls to be torn down at troubled Berlin airport

Workers forced to stop at ‘unsafe’ BER airport

Workers forced to stop at ‘unsafe’ BER airport

Berlin’s blighted new airport is hit with tourists

Berlin’s blighted new airport is hit with tourists

Ex-Rolls Royce exec takes over BER airport

Ex-Rolls Royce exec takes over BER airport

Search on for ‘bullied’ BER chief’s successor

Search on for ‘bullied’ BER chief’s successor

BER airport chief to step down in 2015

BER airport chief to step down in 2015

BER boss wants to add another terminal

BER boss wants to add another terminal

Berlin Airport needs a runway and €3.2 billion

Berlin Airport needs a runway and €3.2 billion

Police drag refugees from Berlin TV tower

Police drag refugees from Berlin TV tower

Fake engineer made Berlin Airport fire system

Fake engineer made Berlin Airport fire system

Secret Berlin Airport docs found in trash

Secret Berlin Airport docs found in trash

Is this the man to save Berlin airport?

Is this the man to save Berlin airport?

Berlin airport will lose ‘€150 million a year’

Berlin airport will lose ‘€150 million a year’

Berlin airport director fired in bribery probe

Berlin airport director fired in bribery probe

When did Germans forget how to build?

When did Germans forget how to build?

Berlin airport boss: ‘More corruption possible’

Berlin airport boss: ‘More corruption possible’

Bribery probe hits Berlin’s scandal airport

Bribery probe hits Berlin’s scandal airport

Berlin Brandenburg (BER) airport to finally open after nine-year delay

Berlin Brandenburg (BER) airport to finally open after nine-year delay

Berlin’s new airport is already too small

Berlin’s new airport is already too small

Berlin’s airports are ‘operating at their limit’

Berlin’s airports are ‘operating at their limit’

New Berlin airport ‘needs €1.1-billion bailout’

New Berlin airport ‘needs €1.1-billion bailout’

Berlin airport will ‘cost €8 billion and open in 2017’

Berlin airport will ‘cost €8 billion and open in 2017’

Berlin airport ‘bankrupt by October’ without €300 million injection

Berlin airport ‘bankrupt by October’ without €300 million injection

New Berlin airport ‘four-percent ready’

New Berlin airport ‘four-percent ready’

Berlin’s Schönefeld airport ‘to stay open’

Berlin’s Schönefeld airport ‘to stay open’

Berlin airport’s 2014 opening cancelled again

Berlin airport’s 2014 opening cancelled again

Even Berlin airport’s partial opening delayed

Even Berlin airport’s partial opening delayed

New Berlin airport ‘just for easyjetters’

New Berlin airport ‘just for easyjetters’

Easyjet may fly from new Berlin airport this autumn

Easyjet may fly from new Berlin airport this autumn

Berlin ghost airport costs €162k a month to clean

Berlin ghost airport costs €162k a month to clean

Mehdorn to lead troubled new Berlin airport

Mehdorn to lead troubled new Berlin airport

20,000 problems plague new Berlin airport

20,000 problems plague new Berlin airport

Tegel to get €50m facelift amid Berlin airport delay

Tegel to get €50m facelift amid Berlin airport delay

Terrorist fears undo planned Berlin flight path

Terrorist fears undo planned Berlin flight path

Now Berlin airport won’t open before 2015

Now Berlin airport won’t open before 2015

Wowi survives vote despite BER debacle

Wowi survives vote despite BER debacle

Airport debacle hurts ‘Made in Germany’ brand

Airport debacle hurts ‘Made in Germany’ brand

New Berlin airport delay forces mayor from board

New Berlin airport delay forces mayor from board

Bearded baby bouncers on the rise

Bearded baby bouncers on the rise

Insurance will save late airport’s managers

Insurance will save late airport’s managers

Neo-Nazi gang’s TNT man ‘talked to cops’

Neo-Nazi gang’s TNT man ‘talked to cops’

Berlin airport delayed until October 2013

Berlin airport delayed until October 2013

New Berlin airport date could be even later

New Berlin airport date could be even later

The thighs have it: stair climbing champ prevails

The thighs have it: stair climbing champ prevails

The ins and outs of buying property

The ins and outs of buying property

Court forbids air traffic controller strike

Court forbids air traffic controller strike

Bundestag blackout – MPs without WCs

Bundestag blackout – MPs without WCs

Self-operated tanning salons set to be banned

Self-operated tanning salons set to be banned

Winter travel havoc persists

Winter travel havoc persists

Snow cripples transport, causes blackouts

Snow cripples transport, causes blackouts

Most Germans unruffled by terrorism alerts

Most Germans unruffled by terrorism alerts

Celebrating the late blossoms of reunification

Celebrating the late blossoms of reunification

‘Generation porno’ more chaste than debased

‘Generation porno’ more chaste than debased

Strike ends as Lufthansa and pilots resume talks

Strike ends as Lufthansa and pilots resume talks

Ready for take off? Inside Berlin’s long-delayed BER airport before it opens

Ready for take off? Inside Berlin’s long-delayed BER airport before it opens

Bundeswehr dedicates fallen soldiers memorial

Bundeswehr dedicates fallen soldiers memorial

German education spending ranks low in international study

German education spending ranks low in international study

Four wolf pups spotted in Brandenburg

Four wolf pups spotted in Brandenburg

Labour minister warns of future skilled worker shortage

Labour minister warns of future skilled worker shortage

Berlin approves ‘bad bank’ for toxic assets to boost economy

Berlin approves ‘bad bank’ for toxic assets to boost economy

CeBIT keeps high-tech fun despite economic gloom

CeBIT keeps high-tech fun despite economic gloom

Attack sparks fear of rising neo-Nazi violence

Attack sparks fear of rising neo-Nazi violence

Germans look for love on the ‘Flirt Express’ speed dating train

Germans look for love on the ‘Flirt Express’ speed dating train

Car-loving Germans turn to scooters as fuel costs rise

Car-loving Germans turn to scooters as fuel costs rise

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Berlin’s Tegel airport to close in mid-June amid drop in passenger numbers

Dioxin shuts farms, forces hen cull

Dioxin shuts farms, forces hen cull

Majority of Germans think Merkel will win re-election

Majority of Germans think Merkel will win re-election

Chinese firms kick off German spending spree

Chinese firms kick off German spending spree