German Holidays - Living In Germany

German Holidays

  • Stores, businesses and courthouses will be closed on German Holidays
Neu Jahrs Tag – New Years Day

New Years Day

1st of January

Holiday in all German States

Heilige drei Koenige – Three wise men day

Three wise men day

6th January

Holiday only in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Saxony-Anhalt

Ostern – Easter Weekend

Easter Weekend

Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Easter Monday. Friday before Easter Sunday and Monday after Easter Sunday

Holiday in all German States

Tag der Arbeit -  Labor Day

Labor Day 

1st of May

Holiday in all German States

Christie Himmelfahrt – Assumption of ChristAssumption of Christ

40 Days after Easter Sunday

Holiday in all German States

Also the day Germany celebrates Vater’s Day

Pfingst Wochenende – Pentecost WeekendPentecost Weekend

Pentecost Sunday & Monday.

50 days after Easter Sunday

Holiday in all German States

Frohnleichnam – Corpus Christi (feast)

Corpus Christi (feast)

60 days after Easter Sunday

Holiday in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, Northrhine-Westphalia, Rhineland Palatinate und Saarland

Maria Himmelfahrt – Assumption of virgin Mary

Assumption of virgin Mary

15th of August

Holiday in Saarland

Tag der deutschen Einheit -  German reunification day
German reunification day

3rd of October

Holiday in all German States

Reformationstag – Reformation Day

Reformation Day

31st of October

Holiday in Brandenburg, Mecklenburg Western Pomerania, Saarland, Saxony and Thuringia

Allerheiligen – All Hallows

All Hallows


1st of November

Holiday in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Northrhine-Westphalia, Rhineland Palatinate und Saarland

Buss- und Bettag – Day of Prayer and Repentance

Day of Prayer and Repentance

Wednesday before the 23rd of November

Holiday in Saxony

Weihnachtsfeiertage – Christmas HolidaysChristmas Holidays

25th & 26th of December

Holiday in all German States

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