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Holidays and public holidays in Germany


In Germany, the Federal States are responsible for scheduling their school holidays. Therefore, the States have holidays at different times. Also, public holidays may differ from one State to another.

You can find a detailed survey of the school holidays of the current school year in the section Service > Downloads (document available only in German).

Public Holidays
January 1 New Year’s Day
January 6 Epiphany

(only in the Federal States Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, and Saxony-Anhalt)

Floating Good Friday
Floating Easter Monday
May 1 Labour Day
Floating Ascension Day
Floating Whit Monday
Floating Corpus Christi

(only in the Federal States Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westfalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Saxony* and Thuringia*)

August 8 Peace Festival

(restricted to Augsburg district)

August 15 Assumption Day

(only Bavaria*, Saarland)

October 3 German Unification Day (National Holiday)
October 31 Reformation Day

(only Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia)

November 1 All Saints’ Day

(only Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westfalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, and Saarland)

Floating Penance Day

(only Saxony)

December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day

* Only in communities with mainly Catholic population.


Note: We accept no responsibility for the correctness and completeness of the information given above!

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