As Berlin celebrates its first #Frauentag as an official public holiday, women in the city reflect on the significance

Most people in Berlin are off from work today for #Frauentag after the local government declared it a public holiday earlier this year. We talked to women across the city to find out what they make of the day.

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In January, the local government in Berlin declared International Women’s Day a public holiday, meaning most people are off today across the city.

Although Women’s Day has a lengthy history — it’s been celebrated across the world in some form for more than 100 years, and was adopted formally by the United Nations in 1975 — Berlin is the first German state to elevate it to official status. We talked to women across the city to get their take on its new significance.

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