Make Music Country of the Week: Germany

Make Music Day

Fete de la Musique in Hannover, photo from 2016Germany began celebrating Make Music Day in 1985, when Munich organized its first Fête de la Musique on June 21st (using the untranslated French name). Berlin followed with its own Fête in 1995.

Twenty-five years later, the Fête de la Musique Berlin includes hundreds of performances each June 21, and there are thousands more across 70 other German cities.

In 2020, for the first time, Germany’s cities are working together to share ideas, and coordinate national initiatives on June 21, including singalongs of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy at 5pm, and a lullaby at 11pm.

Learn more at Germany’s Fête de la Musique website.