Germany has a total of 71 holidays in 2020. 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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Holiday Date
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.
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
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.
Monday, January 6, 2020
Franco-German Day
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Remembrance Day for the Victims of National Socialism
Monday, January 27, 2020
European Privacy Day
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Children's Hospice Day
Monday, February 10, 2020
Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Friday, February 14, 2020
Shrove Monday
Carnival Monday is two days before Ash Wednesday and parades are held in many Catholic areas of Germany.
Monday, February 24, 2020
Carnival / Shrove Tuesday
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.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Carnival / Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent in western Christian churches.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
International Women's Day
Sunday, March 8, 2020
St. Patrick's Day
St Patrick’s Day celebrates Irish culture and commemorates one of Ireland’s patron saints, St Patrick, on or around March 17.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
March Equinox
Friday, March 20, 2020
Girls' Day - Career Information Day
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Daylight Saving Time starts
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday is a Christian feast that commemorates Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. It is also the start of Holy Week.
Sunday, April 5, 2020
Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday is a Christian observance on the Thursday during Holy Week. It is the day before Good Friday.
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Good Friday
Many Christians in Germany observe the Good Friday public holiday to mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Friday, April 10, 2020
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is a holiday in Germany to celebrate the Jesus Christ's resurrection, according to the Christian Bible.
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Easter Monday
Many people in Germany annually observe Easter Monday on the day after Easter Sunday. It is a public holiday in all states.
Monday, April 13, 2020
German Beer Day
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Walpurgis Night
Thursday, April 30, 2020
May 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.
Friday, May 1, 2020
Europe Day
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Mother's Day
Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Father's Day
Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Ascension Day
Ascension Day in Germany is on a Thursday 39 days after Easter Sunday.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Constitution Day
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Whit Sunday
Pentecost is a Christian holiday to remember the Holy Spirit's descent onto Jesus' followers.
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Whit Monday
The Second Day of Pentecost is, which is on the Monday after Pentecost (or Whitsunday), is a public holiday in Germany.
Monday, June 1, 2020
International Childrens' Day
Monday, June 1, 2020
European Bicycle Day
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Visually Impaired People Day
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi celebrates the Eucharist and is public holiday in some parts of Germany.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Day of Music (first day)
Friday, June 19, 2020
June Solstice
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Car-free Sunday
Sunday, June 21, 2020
Architecture Day
Saturday, June 27, 2020
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.
Saturday, August 8, 2020
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.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
World Peace Day
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
German Language Day
Saturday, September 12, 2020
European Heritage Days (Day of the Open Monument)
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Day of the Homeland
Sunday, September 13, 2020
German World Childrens' Day
Sunday, September 20, 2020
September Equinox
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Day of German Unity
German Unity Day celebrates Germany's unification in 1990. It is on October 3 each year.
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Harvest Festival
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Day of the Libraries
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Daylight Saving Time ends
Sunday, October 25, 2020
World Thrift Day
Friday, October 30, 2020
Reformation 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.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Halloween is a festive occasion that is celebrated in many countries on October 31 each year.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
All Saints' Day
All Saints' Day is an annual public holiday in five German states to remember all Christian saints on November 1.
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Night of Broken Glass Remembrance Day
Monday, November 9, 2020
Fall of the Berlin Wall
Monday, November 9, 2020
St. Martin's Day
St. Martin's Day is celebrated in Germany every year on November 11.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
National Day of Mourning
On the National Day of Mourning (Volkstrauertag) many Germans commemorate all victims of war and tyranny.
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Repentance Day
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 18, 2020
Sunday of the Dead
The Sunday of the Dead in Germany is an occasion to remember those who have passed away.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
First Advent Sunday
The first Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of the Christian year.
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Second Advent Sunday
Sunday, December 6, 2020
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.
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Third Advent Sunday
Sunday, December 13, 2020
Remembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by Genocide
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Fourth Advent Sunday
Sunday, December 20, 2020
December Solstice
Monday, December 21, 2020
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and the start of the Christmas celebration. It always falls on December 24 in Germany.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Christmas Day
Christmas Day marks the birth of Jesus Christ and is a public holiday in Germany. It is on December 25 each year.
Friday, December 25, 2020
Boxing Day
The Second Day of Christmas is a public holiday in Germany. It always falls on December 26.
Saturday, December 26, 2020
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.
Thursday, December 31, 2020