On Thursday, Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, celebrated her 60th birthday. She was born on July 17, in Hamburg, Germany. In addition to some advice from her former counterpart, Helmut Kohl, Quirky also payed tribute to her.
The day started after a summit in Brussels, when a German TV journalist amazed her and some of his own work fellows saying, “Happy Birthday, Liebe Bundeskanzlerin”. Moreover, the well wishers kept sending her birthday greetings on social media lavishing the leader with the nickname, “Mutti” (Mum).
Merkel had invited around 1000 guests in her official birthday party celebration at Konrad Adenauer Haus. The guests were served with wine, bear and northern German food including fish.
Merkel was particularly delighted, because her birthday had come at a time when their team, Germany, just won a World Cup Champion title, which increased the pride of the nation. Speaking to her guests, she said, “I’m told I shouldn’t rest on anything. I’ll take that to heart. There’s one thing I’ve noticed about myself: I have, at least so far, incredible curiosity.”
Furthermore, different politicians and celebrities performed on an old song “We Love the Storm” in order to entertain Merkel.
Later, on Friday, she speaks to journalists at the Bundespressekonferenz (Federal Press Conference) in Berlin. Merkel spoke to journalists about the current domestic and international issues.
In 2005, she became the first woman leader of Germany, and has since then had taken charge as the Chancellor of Germany. She has now moved into her third term, and is currently leading a coalition government which has a significant majority in the parliament. In addition to being the most popular leader of the country, she also stands out as the only one to have served for such a long time among the Group of Seven nations Moreover, she is also the leader of her own party, Christian Democratic Union.