Public Holidays

Public holidays in Austria

The amount of public holidays may be a little confusing. In fact, most of these are only recognised in individual Austrian provinces. In addition, although a holiday in Austria can be a legal one, it does not necessarily have to be a day off. For example, Good Friday or New Year's Eve are public holidays, but not days off under the Rest at Work Act. The situation is similar for most regional holidays.

As a Catholic country, Austria also has a whole series of Christian holidays. As in Switzerland, Easter Sunday and Pentecost Sunday are not public holidays simply because they are on a free Sunday anyway.

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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

Jan. 1stNew Year's Day
Jan. 6thEpiphany
March 19thSt. Joseph's Day
May 1stNational holiday
May 4thFlorian's day (only Upper Austria)
Aug. 15thAssumption Day
Sept. 24thRupert's Day (only Salzburg)
Oct. 10thDay of the referendum (only Carinthia)
Oct. 26thNational holiday
Nov. 1stAll Saints' Day
Nov. 2ndAll Souls' Day
Nov. 11thMartin's Day (only Burgenland)
Nov. 15thLeopold (Lower Austria + Vienna only)
Dec. 8thImmaculate conception
Dec. 24thHoly Evening
Dec. 25thChristday (Christmas Day)
Dec. 26thStefani's Day (Boxing Day)
Dec. 31stNew Year's Eve

Moving Holidays in Austria

Maundy ThursdayApril 14thApril 6thMarch 28thApril 17thApril 2nd
Good FridayApril 15thApril 7thMarch 29thApril 18thApril 3rd
Holy SaturdayApril 16thApril 8thMarch 30thApril 19thApril 4th
Easter SundayApril 17thApril 9thMarch 31stApril 20thApril 5th
Easter MondayApril 18thApril 10thApril 1stApril 21stApril 6th
Ascension of ChristMay 26thMay 18thMay 9thMay 29thMay 14th
Whit SundayJune 5thMay 28thMay 19thJune 8thMay 24th
Whit MondayJune 6thMay 29thMay 20thJune 9thMay 25th

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