Reformation Day

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Oct 31, 2018 Reformation Day 2018 World

Information about Reformation Day

Painting of Martin Luther.

Significance: Reformation Day is a religious holiday celebrated in remembrance of the Reformation, particularly by Lutheran communities. In the United States churches often transfer the holiday, so that it falls on the Sunday on or before October 31.

Type:
Christianity
Celebrations:
Eating reformation buns
Observed by:
Evangelical Church
Legal holiday in:
Parts of Germany (Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia), Slovenia, Chile
Location:
World
Initiator:
John George II, Elector of Saxony
Start year:
1667
Date origin:
Martin Luther is said to have nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Schlosskirche (castle church) in Wittenberg on the 31st of October 1517, sparking the Reformation.

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