Berlin Thinks Nonbelievers Need Religious Holidays, Too

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In an unusual move for freedom of religion, Germany’s capital city has granted a subgroup of atheists their very own government-sanctioned day off from school, so they can learn about their, erm, lack of faith or whatnot. The holiday applies to humanists, or nonbelievers who emphasize the importance of living an ethical life without belief in a deity. They’ll be able to celebrate those beliefs on June 21.