Germany has a total of 71 holidays in 2018. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.
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|New Year's Day
New Year's Day, which is on January 1, or the first day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, is a public holiday in Germany.
|Monday||January 1||National holiday|
Epiphany on January 6 is a public holiday in 3 German states and commemorates the Bible story of the Magi's visit to baby Jesus.
|Saturday||January 6||Christian,Common local holiday|
|Remembrance Day for the Victims of National Socialism
|European Privacy Day
|Children's Hospice Day
Carnival Monday is two days before Ash Wednesday and parades are held in many Catholic areas of Germany.
Shrove Tuesday is a religious holiday that is on the day before Ash Wednesday. It is also known as the Tuesday of Carnival, which is a festive occasion among many cultures.
Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent in western Christian churches.
Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
|International Women's Day
|Daylight Saving Time starts
||Sunday||March 25||Clock change/Daylight Saving Time|
Palm Sunday is a Christian feast that commemorates Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. It is also the start of Holy Week.
Maundy Thursday is a Christian observance on the Thursday during Holy Week. It is the day before Good Friday.
Many Christians in Germany observe the Good Friday public holiday to mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
|Friday||March 30||National holiday,Christian|
Easter Sunday is a holiday in Germany to celebrate the Jesus Christ's resurrection, according to the Christian Bible.
|Sunday||April 1||Christian,Common local holiday|
Many people in Germany annually observe Easter Monday on the day after Easter Sunday. It is a public holiday in all states.
|Monday||April 2||National holiday,Christian|
|German Beer Day
|Girls' Day - Career Information Day
May Day in Germany is a holiday to celebrate the start of spring and to campaign for workers' rights. It is always on May 1.
|Tuesday||May 1||National holiday|
Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
Ascension Day in Germany is on a Thursday 39 days after Easter Sunday.
|Thursday||May 10||National holiday,Christian|
Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
Pentecost is a Christian holiday to remember the Holy Spirit's descent onto Jesus' followers.
|Sunday||May 20||Christian,Common local holiday|
The Second Day of Pentecost is, which is on the Monday after Pentecost (or Whitsunday), is a public holiday in Germany.
|Monday||May 21||National holiday,Christian|
Corpus Christi celebrates the Eucharist and is public holiday in some parts of Germany.
|Thursday||May 31||Local holiday,Christian|
|International Childrens' Day
|European Bicycle Day
|Visually Impaired People Day
|Day of Music (first day)
|Peace Festival in Augsburg
The Augsburg Peace Festival in Germany celebrates the implementation of the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 CE. It is on August 8 each year.
|Wednesday||August 8||Local holiday|
|Assumption of Mary
The Feast of the Assumption of Mary is an occasion for Catholics to honor the belief that God assumed the Virgin Mary to heaven. It is a public holiday in some parts of Germany on August 15 each year.
|Wednesday||August 15||Christian,Common local holiday|
|Day of the Homeland
|World Peace Day
|German Language Day
|European Heritage Days (Day of the Open Monument)
|German World Childrens' Day
|German Food Bank Day
|Day of German Unity
German Unity Day celebrates Germany's unification in 1990. It is on October 3 each year.
|Wednesday||October 3||National holiday|
|Day of the Libraries
|Daylight Saving Time ends
||Sunday||October 28||Clock change/Daylight Saving Time|
|World Thrift Day
Reformation Day in Germany is annually observed on October 31 to remember the Reformation, a time of big religious change between 1517 CE and 1648 CE.
|Wednesday||October 31||Common local holiday|
Halloween is a festive occasion that is celebrated in many countries on October 31 each year.
|All Saints' Day
All Saints' Day is an annual public holiday in five German states to remember all Christian saints on November 1.
|Thursday||November 1||Christian,Common local holiday|
|Night of Broken Glass Remembrance Day
|Fall of the Berlin Wall
|St. Martin's Day
St. Martin's Day is celebrated in Germany every year on November 11.
|National Day of Mourning
On the National Day of Mourning (Volkstrauertag) many Germans commemorate all victims of war and tyranny.
The Day of Prayer and Repentance is a Protestant holiday and a public holiday in the state of Saxony (Sachsen) on the last Wednesday before November 23.
|Wednesday||November 21||Christian,Common local holiday|
|Sunday of the Dead
The Sunday of the Dead in Germany is an occasion to remember those who have passed away.
|First Advent Sunday
The first Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of the Christian year.
|Saint Nicholas Day
St. Nicholas Day is celebrated on December 6 in many European countries, as well as areas across the world that boast a strong European influence.
|Second Advent Sunday
|Third Advent Sunday
|Remembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by Genocide
|Fourth Advent Sunday
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and the start of the Christmas celebration. It always falls on December 24 in Germany.
Christmas Day marks the birth of Jesus Christ and is a public holiday in Germany. It is on December 25 each year.
|Tuesday||December 25||National holiday,Christian|
The Second Day of Christmas is a public holiday in Germany. It always falls on December 26.
|Wednesday||December 26||National holiday,Christian|
|New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve in Germany is annually celebrated on December 31. It is the last day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.