Life After the Wall
After the Berlin Wall fell, life became much better for people in Germany. Because the wall was torn down, Germany was reunited and there was peace among the people. That made many people very happy and it changed their lives. Life also physically became easier for the Germans. Many people got their jobs that they lost when the wall was put up. People were also aloud to travel freely to East or West Germany without having to wait for weeks to go. The life for people in Germany did become easier when the Berlin Wall fell, and they became happy again.
Everyone was very happy the wall was torn down so there were a few different celebrations to celebrate the wall's destruction. On December 25, 1989, Leonard Bernstein gave a concert in Berlin to celebrate the end of the Berlin Wall, including Beethoven's 9th symphony (Ode To Joy) with the word "Joy" changed to "Freedom" in the song to symbolize the freedom of the German's. On July 21, 1990, Roger Waters performed with many other famous guests while standing in front in front of the Berlin Wall. He performed his song "Looking for Freedom". There were many celebrations after the wall was taken down in 1989 because the fall of the wall changed people's lives.
The Day of German Unity
Over the years, there has been a repeated debate over whether November 9 would be a suitable German national holiday because there were already different holidays on that day. So the national holiday of Germany was decided to be on October 3. It is called The Day of German Unity. It has been celebrated every year since 1990. Before reunification in Germany, The Day of German Unity was on June 17, remembering the failed Uprising of 1953 in East Germany against the Stalinist government. But it was changed since because the fall of the Berlin Wall emphasized the name of the holiday.
The Berlin Wall Now
When the Berlin Wall was taken down, Germany wanted to keep some pieces of it as memorials. Germany decided to keep the Brandenburg Gate, a couple of watchtowers and some pieces of the wall. Now everyone can go to Germany and see the pieces of the wall. Everyone can remember the Berlin Wall and the benefits of its destruction.