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Public holidays in Germany

20th March 2014, Comments0 comments

Public holidays in Germany
German public holidays include both national and regional holidays. Here is a list of public holidays in Germany for 2014.

There are German national public holidays, as well as holidays celebrated on a regional basis. Many businesses close during both national and regional public holidays.

Public holidays in Germany 2014

January 1:  New Year’s Day (Neujahrstag) (N).

January 6:  Epiphany (Heilige Drei Könige) (R) – Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Saxony-Anhalt.

April 18:  Good Friday (Karfreitag) (N).

April 21: Easter Monday (Ostermontag) (N).

May 1:  Labour Day (Maifeiertag) (N).   

May 29:  Ascension Day (Christi Himmelfahrt) (N) (40 days after Easter).

June 9:  Whit Monday (Pfingstmontag) (N) (also known as Pentecost Monday).

June 19:  Corpus Christi (Fronleichnam) (R) – Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, and some local authorities in Saxony and Thuringia.

August 15:  Assumption Day (Maria Himmelfahrt) (R) – Saarland and some local authorities in Bavaria.

October 3:  Day of German Unity (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) (N).

October 31:  Reformation Day (Reformationstag) (R) – Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and parts of Thuringia.

November 1:  All Saints’ Day (Allerheiligen) (R) – Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland and parts of Thuringia.

November 19:  Day of Prayer and Repentance (Buß- und Bettag) (R) – Saxony.

December 25:  Christmas Day (Weihnachtstag) (N).

December 26:  Boxing Day/St. Stephen’s Day (Stephanstag) (N).

(N) = National
(R) = Regional


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