Lower Saxony's CDU head of state Bernd Althusmann has criticized Federal Minister Thomas de Maizière for wanting to discuss introduction of Muslim holidays in Germany at least. A few days before Landtag election, Lower Saxon CDU top candidate said: "Holidays have a long tradition in Germany; I see no need for a change in se grown structures. " Althusmann also criticized time for de Maizières's thrust: "Basically, I consider discussions about religious holidays in election campaign to be inappropriate." A new Landtag is elected in Lower Saxony on Sunday.
De Maizière had said at a campaign event in Wolfenbüttel: "I am ready to talk about wher we are also introducing a Muslim holiday." Of All Saints was also only a holiday where many Catholics lived. "Where re are a lot of Muslims, why can't you think about a Muslim holiday too?" In general, holidays in Germany are Christian, and that is way to stay. The news portal Regionalwolfsburg.de published a recording of De Maizières speech.
The still-Interior minister doubted wher German citizens could explain Christian holidays. "I don't know if you can tell your children fluently what Buß and day are, actually, religious content. Or Pentecost, wher you know exactly what was going on with Holy Spirit? " Neverless, everyday life of everyone is marked by Sundays and Christian holidays.
In all of Germany, re are nine statutory holidays. They are enshrined in Sundays and holiday laws of countries. Only day of German unity is regulated by federal government.
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