The last two days in Germany there has been a bit of an uproar over the Chancelor’s proposal to permanently move the Tag der deutschen Einheit (or Zweiheit depending on who you ask) to be observed on the first Sunday of October. October 3rd is the currently designated day and it is a national holiday. This year however it fell on a Sunday and went almost completely unnoticed. Well, except by economists who noticed a blip on the financial radar showing that by not having a free day in October GDP and taxes went up like 0.1%. So now the politicians are name calling back and forth over whether or not to implement the change. I’m sort of ambivalent about the whole thing; I would like to have an extra holiday but at the same time I usually don’t notice it when it rolls around. We’ll See.

More info here at Deutsche Welle