Germany has a total of 72 holidays in 2021. 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 downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date Details
New Year's Day
Friday, January 1, 2021 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.
Epiphany
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 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.
Franco-German Day
Friday, January 22, 2021 Franco-German Day is a observance in Germany
Remembrance Day for the Victims of National Socialism
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Remembrance Day for the Victims of National Socialism is a observance in Germany
European Privacy Day
Thursday, January 28, 2021 European Privacy Day is a observance in Germany
Children's Hospice Day
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Children's Hospice Day is a observance in Germany
Valentine's Day
Sunday, February 14, 2021 Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Shrove Monday
Monday, February 15, 2021 Carnival Monday is two days before Ash Wednesday and parades are held in many Catholic areas of Germany.
Carnival / Shrove Tuesday
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 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.
Carnival / Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent in western Christian churches.
International Women's Day
Monday, March 8, 2021 International Women's Day is a observance in Germany
St. Patrick's Day
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 St Patrick’s Day celebrates Irish culture and commemorates one of Ireland’s patron saints, St Patrick, on or around March 17.
March Equinox
Saturday, March 20, 2021 March Equinox in Germany (Berlin)
Daylight Saving Time starts
Sunday, March 28, 2021 Daylight Saving Time starts in Germany
Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 28, 2021 Palm Sunday is a Christian feast that commemorates Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. It is also the start of Holy Week.
Maundy Thursday
Thursday, April 1, 2021 Maundy Thursday is a Christian observance on the Thursday during Holy Week. It is the day before Good Friday.
Good Friday
Friday, April 2, 2021 Many Christians in Germany observe the Good Friday public holiday to mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 4, 2021 Easter Sunday is a holiday in Germany to celebrate the Jesus Christ's resurrection, according to the Christian Bible.
Easter Monday
Monday, April 5, 2021 Many people in Germany annually observe Easter Monday on the day after Easter Sunday. It is a public holiday in all states.
Girls' Day - Career Information Day
Thursday, April 22, 2021 Girls' Day - Career Information Day is a observance in Germany
German Beer Day
Friday, April 23, 2021 German Beer Day is a observance in Germany
Walpurgis Night
Friday, April 30, 2021 Walpurgis Night is a observance in Germany
May Day
Saturday, May 1, 2021 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.
Europe Day (Council of Europe)
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Europe Day (Council of Europe) is a observance in Germany
Anniversary of the End of World War II
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Mother's Day
Sunday, May 9, 2021 Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
Europe Day (European Union)
Sunday, May 9, 2021 Europe Day (European Union) is a observance in Germany
Father's Day
Thursday, May 13, 2021 Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
Ascension Day
Thursday, May 13, 2021 Ascension Day in Germany is on a Thursday 39 days after Easter Sunday.
Whit Sunday
Sunday, May 23, 2021 Pentecost is a Christian holiday to remember the Holy Spirit's descent onto Jesus' followers.
Constitution Day
Sunday, May 23, 2021 Constitution Day is a observance in Germany
Whit Monday
Monday, May 24, 2021 The Second Day of Pentecost is, which is on the Monday after Pentecost (or Whitsunday), is a public holiday in Germany.
International Childrens' Day
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 International Childrens' Day is a observance in Germany
Corpus Christi
Thursday, June 3, 2021 Corpus Christi celebrates the Eucharist and is public holiday in some parts of Germany.
European Bicycle Day
Thursday, June 3, 2021 European Bicycle Day is a observance in Germany
Visually Impaired People Day
Sunday, June 6, 2021 Visually Impaired People Day is a observance in Germany
Car-free Sunday
Sunday, June 20, 2021 Car-free Sunday is a observance in Germany
June Solstice
Monday, June 21, 2021 June Solstice in Germany (Berlin)
Architecture Day
Saturday, June 26, 2021 Architecture Day is a observance in Germany
Peace Festival in Augsburg
Sunday, August 8, 2021 The Augsburg Peace Festival in Germany celebrates the implementation of the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 CE. It is on August 8 each year.
Assumption of Mary
Sunday, August 15, 2021 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.
World Peace Day
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 World Peace Day is a observance in Germany
German Language Day
Saturday, September 11, 2021 German Language Day is a observance in Germany
European Heritage Days
Sunday, September 12, 2021 European Heritage Days is a observance in Germany
German World Children's Day
Monday, September 20, 2021 German World Children's Day is a common local holiday in Germany
September Equinox
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 September Equinox in Germany (Berlin)
Day of German Unity
Sunday, October 3, 2021 German Unity Day celebrates Germany's unification in 1990. It is on October 3 each year.
Harvest Festival
Sunday, October 3, 2021 Harvest Festival is a observance in Germany
Grandparents' Day
Sunday, October 10, 2021 Grandparents' Day is a observance in Germany
Day of the Libraries
Sunday, October 24, 2021 Day of the Libraries is a observance in Germany
World Thrift Day
Friday, October 29, 2021 World Thrift Day is a observance in Germany
Daylight Saving Time ends
Sunday, October 31, 2021 Daylight Saving Time ends in Germany
Reformation Day
Sunday, October 31, 2021 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.
Halloween
Sunday, October 31, 2021 Halloween is a festive occasion that is celebrated in many countries on October 31 each year.
All Saints' Day
Monday, November 1, 2021 All Saints' Day is an annual public holiday in five German states to remember all Christian saints on November 1.
Night of Broken Glass Remembrance Day
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 Night of Broken Glass Remembrance Day is a observance in Germany
Fall of the Berlin Wall
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 Fall of the Berlin Wall is a observance in Germany
St. Martin's Day
Thursday, November 11, 2021 St. Martin's Day is celebrated in Germany every year on November 11.
National Day of Mourning
Sunday, November 14, 2021 On the National Day of Mourning (Volkstrauertag) many Germans commemorate all victims of war and tyranny.
Repentance Day
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 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.
Sunday of the Dead
Sunday, November 21, 2021 The Sunday of the Dead in Germany is an occasion to remember those who have passed away.
First Advent Sunday
Sunday, November 28, 2021 The first Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of the Christian year.
Second Advent Sunday
Sunday, December 5, 2021 Second Advent Sunday is a observance and Christian holiday in Germany
Saint Nicholas Day
Monday, December 6, 2021 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.
Third Advent Sunday
Sunday, December 12, 2021 Third Advent Sunday is a observance and Christian holiday in Germany
Fourth Advent Sunday
Sunday, December 19, 2021 Fourth Advent Sunday is a observance and Christian holiday in Germany
Remembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by Genocide
Sunday, December 19, 2021 Remembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by Genocide is a observance in Germany
December Solstice
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 December Solstice in Germany (Berlin)
Christmas Eve
Friday, December 24, 2021 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
Saturday, December 25, 2021 Christmas Day marks the birth of Jesus Christ and is a public holiday in Germany. It is on December 25 each year.
Boxing Day
Sunday, December 26, 2021 The Second Day of Christmas is a public holiday in Germany. It always falls on December 26.
New Year's Eve
Friday, December 31, 2021 New Year's Eve in Germany is annually celebrated on December 31. It is the last day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.