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20/03/2014Public holidays in Germany

Public holidays in Germany German public holidays include both national and regional holidays. Here is the 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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