Public Holidays

Public holidays in Austria 2021-2025

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
Mar, 19thSt. Joseph's Day
May, 1stNational holiday
May, 4thFlorian's day (only Upper Austria)
Aug, 15thAssumption Day
Sep, 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 ThursdayApr, 1stApr, 14thApr, 6thMar, 28thApr, 17th
Good FridayApr, 2ndApr, 15thApr, 7thMar, 29thApr, 18th
Holy SaturdayApr, 3rdApr, 16thApr, 8thMar, 30thApr, 19th
Easter SundayApr, 4thApr, 17thApr, 9thMar, 31stApr, 20th
Easter MondayApr, 5thApr, 18thApr, 10thApr, 1stApr, 21st
Ascension of ChristMay, 13thMay, 26thMay, 18thMay, 9thMay, 29th
Whit SundayMay, 23rdJun, 5thMay, 28thMay, 19thJun, 8th
Whit MondayMay, 24thJun, 6thMay, 29thMay, 20thJun, 9th

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