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.

New Year's DayJan, 1st
EpiphanyJan, 6th
St. Joseph's DayMar, 19th
National holidayMay, 1st
Florian's day (only Upper Austria)May, 4th
Assumption DayAug, 15th
Rupert's Day (only Salzburg)Sep, 24th
Day of the referendum (only Carinthia)Oct, 10th
National holidayOct, 26th
All Saints' DayNov, 1st
All Souls' DayNov, 2nd
Martin's Day (only Burgenland)Nov, 11th
Leopold (Lower Austria + Vienna only)Nov, 15th
Immaculate conceptionDec, 8th
Holy EveningDec, 24th
Christday (Christmas Day)Dec, 25th
Stefani's Day (Boxing Day)Dec, 26th
New Year's EveDec, 31st

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