Reformation, Festival of The
Reformation, Festival Of The.
This is an annual commemoration in Germany of the great event of the 16th centulry. It is held on Oct. 31, to remind of the opening of the Reformation by the nailing of the ninety-five theses on the church doors at Wittenberg (Oct. 31, 1517). It is first celebrated as a secular feast, and on the following Sabbath as an ecclesiastical commemoration.