Public Holidays

Public holidays in Austria

The amount of public holidays may be a little confusing. In fact, most of these are only recognized 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 and New Year's Eve are public holidays, but not days off under the Working Hours 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 Whitsun are not public holidays simply because they are on a Sunday anyway.

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Non-floating 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 6thMarch 28thApril 17thApril 2ndMarch 25th
Good FridayApril 7thMarch 29thApril 18thApril 3rdMarch 26th
Holy SaturdayApril 8thMarch 30thApril 19thApril 4thMarch 27th
Easter SundayApril 9thMarch 31stApril 20thApril 5thMarch 28th
Easter MondayApril 10thApril 1stApril 21stApril 6thMarch 29th
Ascension of ChristMay 18thMay 9thMay 29thMay 14thMay 6th
Whit SundayMay 28thMay 19thJune 8thMay 24thMay 16th
Whit MondayMay 29thMay 20thJune 9thMay 25thMay 17th

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