Public holidays and observances in Germany

Year 2020

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Wednesday New Year's Day National holiday
January 6 Monday Epiphany Common Local holiday
February 14 Friday Valentine's Day Observance
February 24 Monday Shrove Monday Observance
February 25 Tuesday Carnival/Shrove Tuesday Observance
February 26 Wednesday Carnival/Ash Wednesday Silent Day
March 20 Friday March equinox Season
March 29 Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts Daylight Saving Time
April 5 Sunday Palm Sunday Observance
April 9 Thursday Maundy Thursday Silent Day
April 10 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 12 Sunday Easter Day Silent Day
April 13 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
May 1 Friday May Day National holiday
May 10 Sunday Mother's Day Observance
May 21 Thursday Ascension Day National holiday
May 31 Sunday Whit Sunday Silent Day
June 1 Monday Whit Monday National holiday
June 11 Thursday Corpus Christi Common Local holiday
June 20 Saturday June Solstice Season
August 8 Saturday Peace Festival Local holiday
August 15 Saturday Assumption of Mary Common Local holiday
September 22 Tuesday September equinox Season
October 3 Saturday Day of German Unity National holiday
October 25 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends Daylight Saving Time
October 31 Saturday Halloween Observance
November 1 Sunday All Saints' Day Silent Day
November 11 Wednesday St. Martin's Day Observance
November 15 Sunday National Day of Mourning Silent Day
November 18 Wednesday Repentance Day Common Local holiday
November 22 Sunday Sunday of the Dead Silent Day
November 29 Sunday First Sunday Advent Observance
December 6 Sunday Second Sunday Advent Observance
December 6 Sunday Saint Nicholas Day Observance
December 13 Sunday Third Sunday Advent Observance
December 20 Sunday Fourth Sunday Advent Observance
December 21 Monday December Solstice Season
December 24 Thursday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday
December 26 Saturday Boxing Day National holiday
December 31 Thursday New Year's Eve Observance

Year 2021

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Friday New Year's Day National holiday
January 6 Wednesday Epiphany Common Local holiday
January 22 Friday Franco-German Day Observance
January 27 Wednesday Remembrance Day for the Victims of National Socialism Observance
January 28 Thursday European Privacy Day Observance
February 10 Wednesday Children's Hospice Day Observance
February 14 Sunday Valentine's Day Observance
February 15 Monday Shrove Monday Observance
February 16 Tuesday Carnival/Shrove Tuesday Observance
February 17 Wednesday Carnival/Ash Wednesday Silent Day
March 8 Monday International Women's Day United Nations observance
March 20 Saturday March equinox Season
March 28 Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts Daylight Saving Time
March 28 Sunday Palm Sunday Observance
April 1 Thursday Maundy Thursday Silent Day
April 2 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 4 Sunday Easter Day Silent Day
April 5 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
April 22 Thursday Girls' Day - Career Information Day Observance
April 23 Friday German Beer Day Observance
April 30 Friday Walpurgis Night De facto half holiday
May 1 Saturday May Day National holiday
May 5 Wednesday Europe Day Official holiday
May 9 Sunday Mother's Day Observance
May 13 Thursday Ascension Day National holiday
May 13 Thursday Father's Day Observance
May 23 Sunday Constitution Day Public Holiday
May 23 Sunday Whit Sunday Silent Day
May 24 Monday Whit Monday National holiday
June 1 Tuesday International Childrens' Day Observance
June 3 Thursday Corpus Christi Common Local holiday
June 3 Thursday European Bicycle Day Observance
June 6 Sunday Visually Impaired People Day Observance
June 18 Friday Day of Music (first day) Observance
June 20 Sunday Car-free Sunday Observance
June 21 Monday June Solstice Season
June 26 Saturday Architecture Day Observance
August 8 Sunday Peace Festival in Augsburg Local holiday
August 15 Sunday Assumption of Mary Common Local holiday
September 1 Wednesday World Peace Day Observance
September 11 Saturday German Language Day Observance
September 12 Sunday European Heritage Days (Day of the Open Monument) Observance
September 12 Sunday Day of the Homeland Observance
September 20 Monday German World Childrens' Day Observance
September 22 Wednesday September equinox Season
October 3 Sunday Day of German Unity National holiday
October 3 Sunday Harvest Festival Common Local holiday
October 24 Sunday Day of the Libraries Observance
October 29 Friday World Thrift Day Observance
October 31 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends Daylight Saving Time
October 31 Sunday Reformation Day Common Local holiday
October 31 Sunday Halloween Observance
November 1 Monday All Saints' Day Silent Day
November 9 Tuesday Night of Broken Glass Remembrance Day Observance
November 9 Tuesday Fall of the Berlin Wall Observance
November 11 Thursday St. Martin's Day Observance
November 14 Sunday National Day of Mourning Silent Day
November 17 Wednesday Repentance Day Common Local holiday
November 21 Sunday Sunday of the Dead Silent Day
November 28 Sunday First Advent Sunday Observance
December 5 Sunday Second Advent Sunday Observance, Christian
December 6 Monday Saint Nicholas Day Observance
December 12 Sunday Third Advent Sunday Observance, Christian
December 19 Sunday Fourth Advent Sunday Observance, Christian
December 19 Sunday Remembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by Genocide Observance
December 21 Tuesday December Solstice Season
December 24 Friday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Saturday Christmas Day National holiday
December 26 Sunday Boxing Day National holiday
December 31 Friday New Year's Eve Observance

Year 2022

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Saturday New Year's Day National holiday
January 6 Thursday Epiphany Common Local holiday
January 22 Saturday Franco-German Day Observance
January 27 Thursday Remembrance Day for the Victims of National Socialism Observance
January 28 Friday European Privacy Day Observance
February 10 Thursday Children's Hospice Day Observance
February 14 Monday Valentine's Day Observance
February 28 Monday Shrove Monday Observance
March 1 Tuesday Carnival/Shrove Tuesday Observance
March 2 Wednesday Carnival/Ash Wednesday Silent Day
March 8 Tuesday International Women's Day United Nations observance
March 20 Sunday March equinox Season
March 27 Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts Daylight Saving Time
April 10 Sunday Palm Sunday Observance
April 14 Thursday Maundy Thursday Silent Day
April 15 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 17 Sunday Easter Day Silent Day
April 18 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
April 23 Saturday German Beer Day Observance
April 28 Thursday Girls' Day - Career Information Day Observance
April 30 Saturday Walpurgis Night De facto half holiday
May 1 Sunday May Day National holiday
May 5 Thursday Europe Day Official holiday
May 8 Sunday Mother's Day Observance
May 23 Monday Constitution Day Public Holiday
May 26 Thursday Ascension Day National holiday
May 26 Thursday Father's Day Observance
June 1 Wednesday International Childrens' Day Observance
June 3 Friday European Bicycle Day Observance
June 5 Sunday Whit Sunday Silent Day
June 6 Monday Visually Impaired People Day Observance
June 6 Monday Whit Monday National holiday
June 16 Thursday Corpus Christi Common Local holiday
June 17 Friday Day of Music (first day) Observance
June 19 Sunday Car-free Sunday Observance
June 21 Tuesday June Solstice Season
June 25 Saturday Architecture Day Observance
August 8 Monday Peace Festival in Augsburg Local holiday
August 15 Monday Assumption of Mary Common Local holiday
September 1 Thursday World Peace Day Observance
September 10 Saturday German Language Day Observance
September 11 Sunday European Heritage Days (Day of the Open Monument) Observance
September 11 Sunday Day of the Homeland Observance
September 20 Tuesday German World Childrens' Day Observance
September 23 Friday September equinox Season
October 2 Sunday Harvest Festival Common Local holiday
October 3 Monday Day of German Unity National holiday
October 24 Monday Day of the Libraries Observance
October 28 Friday World Thrift Day Observance
October 30 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends Daylight Saving Time
October 31 Monday Halloween Observance
October 31 Monday Reformation Day Common Local holiday
November 1 Tuesday All Saints' Day Silent Day
November 9 Wednesday Night of Broken Glass Remembrance Day Observance
November 9 Wednesday Fall of the Berlin Wall Observance
November 11 Friday St. Martin's Day Observance
November 13 Sunday National Day of Mourning Silent Day
November 16 Wednesday Repentance Day Common Local holiday
November 20 Sunday Sunday of the Dead Silent Day
November 27 Sunday First Advent Sunday Observance
December 4 Sunday Second Advent Sunday Observance, Christian
December 6 Tuesday Saint Nicholas Day Observance
December 11 Sunday Third Advent Sunday Observance, Christian
December 18 Sunday Fourth Advent Sunday Observance, Christian
December 19 Monday Remembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by Genocide Observance
December 21 Wednesday December Solstice Season
December 24 Saturday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Sunday Christmas Day National holiday
December 26 Monday Boxing Day National holiday
December 31 Saturday New Year's Eve Observance

Year 2023

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Sunday New Year's Day National holiday
January 6 Friday Epiphany Common Local holiday
January 22 Sunday Franco-German Day Observance
January 27 Friday Remembrance Day for the Victims of National Socialism Observance
January 28 Saturday European Privacy Day Observance
February 10 Friday Children's Hospice Day Observance
February 14 Tuesday Valentine's Day Observance
February 20 Monday Shrove Monday Observance
February 21 Tuesday Carnival/Shrove Tuesday Observance
February 22 Wednesday Carnival/Ash Wednesday Silent Day
March 8 Wednesday International Women's Day United Nations observance
March 20 Monday March equinox Season
March 26 Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts Daylight Saving Time
April 2 Sunday Palm Sunday Observance
April 6 Thursday Maundy Thursday Silent Day
April 7 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 9 Sunday Easter Day Silent Day
April 10 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
April 23 Sunday German Beer Day Observance
April 27 Thursday Girls' Day - Career Information Day Observance
April 30 Sunday Walpurgis Night De facto half holiday
May 1 Monday May Day National holiday
May 5 Friday Europe Day Official holiday
May 14 Sunday Mother's Day Observance
May 18 Thursday Ascension Day National holiday
May 18 Thursday Father's Day Observance
May 23 Tuesday Constitution Day Public Holiday
May 28 Sunday Whit Sunday Silent Day
May 29 Monday Whit Monday National holiday
June 1 Thursday International Childrens' Day Observance
June 3 Saturday European Bicycle Day Observance
June 6 Tuesday Visually Impaired People Day Observance
June 8 Thursday Corpus Christi Common Local holiday
June 16 Friday Day of Music (first day) Observance
June 18 Sunday Car-free Sunday Observance
June 21 Wednesday June Solstice Season
June 24 Saturday Architecture Day Observance
August 8 Tuesday Peace Festival in Augsburg Local holiday
August 15 Tuesday Assumption of Mary Common Local holiday
September 1 Friday World Peace Day Observance
September 9 Saturday German Language Day Observance
September 10 Sunday European Heritage Days (Day of the Open Monument) Observance
September 10 Sunday Day of the Homeland Observance
September 20 Wednesday German World Childrens' Day Observance
September 23 Saturday September equinox Season
October 1 Sunday Harvest Festival Common Local holiday
October 3 Tuesday Day of German Unity National holiday
October 24 Tuesday Day of the Libraries Observance
October 29 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends Daylight Saving Time
October 30 Monday World Thrift Day Observance
October 31 Tuesday Halloween Observance
October 31 Tuesday Reformation Day Common Local holiday
November 1 Wednesday All Saints' Day Silent Day
November 9 Thursday Night of Broken Glass Remembrance Day Observance
November 9 Thursday Fall of the Berlin Wall Observance
November 11 Saturday St. Martin's Day Observance
November 19 Sunday National Day of Mourning Silent Day
November 22 Wednesday Repentance Day Common Local holiday
November 26 Sunday Sunday of the Dead Silent Day
December 3 Sunday First Advent Sunday Observance
December 6 Wednesday Saint Nicholas Day Observance
December 10 Sunday Second Advent Sunday Observance, Christian
December 17 Sunday Third Advent Sunday Observance, Christian
December 19 Tuesday Remembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by Genocide Observance
December 22 Friday December Solstice Season
December 24 Sunday Fourth Advent Sunday Observance, Christian
December 24 Sunday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Monday Christmas Day National holiday
December 26 Tuesday Boxing Day National holiday
December 31 Sunday New Year's Eve Observance