Public Holidays

Public holidays in Germany 2020-2024

In the Christian world, most holidays are oriented towards Easter or Christmas. But also in other countries far away from home there is enough reason to celebrate.

Not all holidays are statuted by law - and those that are, do not necessarily mean a day off in all regions of Germany. Rather, it is often up to the respective parts of the country whether the holiday is also a day off.

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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

New Year's DayJan, 1st
EpiphanyJan, 6th
Labor DayMay, 1st
Peace festival (only Augsburg)Aug, 8th
Assumption DayAug, 15th
Day of German UnityOct, 3rd
Reformation's DayOct, 31st
All Saints' DayNov, 1st
All Souls' DayNov, 2nd
Immaculate conceptionDec, 8th
Christmas EveDec, 24th
Christmas DayDec, 25th
Boxing DayDec, 26th
New Year's EveDec, 31st

Moving Holidays in Germany

Womens Carnival DayFeb, 20thFeb, 11thFeb, 24thFeb, 16thFeb, 8th
Green MondayFeb, 24thFeb, 15thFeb, 28thFeb, 20thFeb, 12th
Ash WednesdayFeb, 26thFeb, 17thMar, 2ndFeb, 22ndFeb, 14th
Maundy ThursdayApr, 9thApr, 1stApr, 14thApr, 6thMar, 28th
Good FridayApr, 10thApr, 2ndApr, 15thApr, 7thMar, 29th
Holy SaturdayApr, 11thApr, 3rdApr, 16thApr, 8thMar, 30th
Easter SundayApr, 12thApr, 4thApr, 17thApr, 9thMar, 31st
Easter MondayApr, 13thApr, 5thApr, 18thApr, 10thApr, 1st
Mother's DayMay, 10thMay, 9thMay, 8thMay, 14thMay, 12th
Ascension of ChristMay, 21stMay, 13thMay, 26thMay, 18thMay, 9th
Father's DayMay, 21stMay, 13thMay, 26thMay, 18thMay, 9th
Whit SundayMay, 31stMay, 23rdJun, 5thMay, 28thMay, 19th
Whit MondayJun, 1stMay, 24thJun, 6thMay, 29thMay, 20th
Corpus ChristiJun, 11thJun, 3rdJun, 16thJun, 8thMay, 30th
Remembrance DayNov, 15thNov, 14thNov, 13thNov, 19thNov, 17th
Day of Prayer and RepentanceNov, 18thNov, 17thNov, 16thNov, 22ndNov, 20th
Sunday in commemoration of the deadNov, 22ndNov, 21stNov, 20thNov, 26thNov, 24th