National holidays in the Third Reich
- Published: 21 January 2012 21 January 2012
- Last Updated: 07 April 2012 07 April 2012
(Day of the Seizure of Power)
Adolf Hitler was elected Kanzler on 30 January 1933.
24 February - Parteigründungsfeier
(Foundation Day of the NSDAP)
The NSDAP received its name 1 April 1920 but 24 February 1920 was chosen as the Foundation day.
16 March - Heldengedenktag
(National Day of Mourning)
Germans who had been killed in action was remembered this day.
20 April - Führergeburtstag
Adolf Hitler was born 20 April 1889.
1 May - Nationaler Feiertag des Deutschen Volkes
(National Labor Day)
The nazis "stole" this traditionally socialist holiday.
May, second sunday - Muttertag
Mothers with many children were celebrated on this day.
Summer - Sommersonnenwende
(Day of Summer Solstice)
September - Reichsparteitage
(Reich Party Rally)
Huge nazi rallies were held every year in Nürnberg.
Autumn - Erntedanktag
(Havrest Thanksgiving Day)
The harvest and the german farmer was celebrated.
9 November - Gedenktag für die Gefallenen der Bewegung
(Anniversary of the Beer-Hall Putch)
The martyrs of the 1923 Putch was celebrated.
Winter - Wintersonnenwende
(Day of the Winter Solstice)
24 December - Volksweinacht
An attempt to replace the christian christmas.