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Last update on February 01, 2021
Danielle Richardson Written by Danielle Richardson

Living in Austria? Here’s a list of all the public holidays in Austria that you need to know in 2021 and 2022, as well as other important dates to mark.

Whether you are living in Austria or just visiting, it’s important to note the dates of Austria’s holidays. This is because many public institutions and companies across Austria close on these days. Therefore, it’s good to have a heads up. To ensure you don’t miss out on anything important, this guide lists Austria’s public holidays as well as important dates for your calendar.

Introduction to Austrian public holidays

There are 13 annual Austrian bank holidays observed by the whole country, as well as some state holidays that are only acknowledged in certain states. 

Here is a list of public holidays in Austria in 2021 and 2022, in addition to some other important dates.

Public holidays in Austria during 2021

These holidays occur across the whole of Austria; however, please note that dates may change.

  • 1 January (Friday): New Year’s Day
  • 6 January (Wednesday): Epiphany
  • 2 April (Monday): Easter Monday
  • 1 May (Saturday): Labor Day (also referred to as May Day)
  • 13 May (Thursday): Ascension Day
  • 24 May (Monday): Whit Monday
  • 3 June (Thursday): Corpus Christi
  • 15 August (Sunday): Assumption of Mary
  • 26 October (Tuesday): National Day
  • 1 November (Monday): All Saints’ Day
  • 8 December (Wednesday): Immaculate Conception
  • 24 December (Friday): Christmas Eve bank holiday
  • 25 December (Saturday): Christmas Day
  • 26 December (Sunday): Saint Stephen’s Day

Regional holidays in Austria during 2021

These holidays are also circled on many Austrian calendars, but they only occur in certain Austrian states.

  • 19 March (Friday): Saint Joseph’s Day – Carinthia, Styria, Tyrol, Vorarlberg
  • 4 May (Tuesday): Saint Florian’s Day – Upper Austria
  • 24 September (Friday): Saint Rupert’s Day – Salzburg
  • 10 October (Sunday): Plebiscite Day – Carinthia
  • 11 November (Thursday): Saint Martin’s Day – Burgenland
  • 15 November (Monday): Saint Leopold’s Day – Lower Austria, Vienna

Important dates in Austria during 2021

  • 28 March (Sunday): Clocks go forward one hour as a result of daylight saving time starting
  • 2 April (Friday): Good Friday
  • 9 May (Sunday): Mother’s Day
  • 13 June (Sunday): Father’s Day
  • 31 October (Sunday): Clocks go back one hour as a result of daylight saving time ending

Public holidays in Austria during 2022

When these holidays occur, most people in Austria get the day off; however, please note that dates may change.

  • 1 January (Saturday): New Year’s Day
  • 6 January (Thursday): Epiphany
  • 18 April (Monday): Easter Monday
  • 1 May (Sunday): Labor Day (also referred to as May Day)
  • 26 May (Thursday): Ascension Day
  • 6 June (Monday): Whit Monday
  • 16 June (Thursday): Corpus Christi
  • 15 August (Monday): Assumption of Mary
  • 26 October (Wednesday): National Day
  • 1 November (Tuesday): All Saints’ Day
  • 8 December (Thursday): Immaculate Conception
  • 24 December (Saturday): Christmas Eve bank holiday
  • 25 December (Sunday): Christmas Day
  • 26 December (Monday): Saint Stephen’s Day

Regional holidays in Austria during 2022

These holidays also occur in 2022, but only in certain Austrian states.

  • 19 March (Saturday): Saint Joseph’s Day – Carinthia, Styria, Tyrol, Vorarlberg
  • 4 May (Wednesday): Saint Florian’s Day – Upper Austria
  • 24 September (Saturday): Saint Rupert’s Day – Salzburg
  • 10 October (Monday): Plebiscite Day – Carinthia
  • 11 November (Friday): Saint Martin’s Day – Burgenland
  • 15 November (Tuesday): Saint Leopold’s Day – Lower Austria, Vienna

Important dates in Austria during 2022

  • 27 March (Sunday): Clocks go forward one hour as a result of daylight saving time starting
  • 15 April (Friday): Good Friday
  • 8 May (Sunday): Mother’s Day
  • 12 June (Sunday): Father’s Day
  • 30 October (Sunday): Clocks go back one hour as a result of daylight saving time ending

Austrian school holidays

If your kids attend an Austrian school, read even more in our comprehensive guide to school holidays in Austria.