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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).
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