Public holidays and observances in Germany

Year 2018

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Monday New Year's Day National holiday
January 6 Saturday Epiphany Common Local holiday
February 12 Monday Shrove Monday Observance
February 13 Tuesday Carnival/Shrove Tuesday Observance
February 14 Wednesday Valentine's Day Observance
February 14 Wednesday Carnival/Ash Wednesday Silent Day
March 20 Tuesday March equinox Season
March 25 Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts Daylight Saving Time
March 25 Sunday Palm Sunday Observance
March 29 Thursday Maundy Thursday Silent Day
March 30 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 1 Sunday Easter Day Silent Day
April 2 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
May 1 Tuesday May Day National holiday
May 10 Thursday Ascension Day National holiday
May 13 Sunday Mother's Day Observance
May 20 Sunday Whit Sunday Silent Day
May 21 Monday Whit Monday National holiday
May 31 Thursday Corpus Christi Common Local holiday
June 21 Thursday June Solstice Season
August 8 Wednesday Peace Festival Local holiday
August 15 Wednesday Assumption of Mary Common Local holiday
September 23 Sunday September equinox Season
October 3 Wednesday Day of German Unity National holiday
October 28 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends Daylight Saving Time
October 31 Wednesday Reformation Day Common Local holiday
October 31 Wednesday Halloween Observance
November 1 Thursday All Saints' Day Silent Day
November 11 Sunday St. Martin's Day Observance
November 18 Sunday National Day of Mourning Silent Day
November 21 Wednesday Repentance Day Common Local holiday
November 25 Sunday Sunday of the Dead Silent Day
December 2 Sunday First Sunday Advent Observance
December 6 Thursday Saint Nicholas Day Observance
December 9 Sunday Second Sunday Advent Observance
December 16 Sunday Third Sunday Advent Observance
December 21 Friday December Solstice Season
December 23 Sunday Fourth Sunday Advent Observance
December 24 Monday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Tuesday Christmas Day National holiday
December 26 Wednesday Boxing Day National holiday
December 31 Monday New Year's Eve Observance

Year 2019

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day National holiday
January 6 Sunday Epiphany Common Local holiday
February 14 Thursday Valentine's Day Observance
March 4 Monday Shrove Monday Observance
March 5 Tuesday Carnival/Shrove Tuesday Observance
March 6 Wednesday Carnival/Ash Wednesday Silent Day
March 20 Wednesday March equinox Season
March 31 Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts Daylight Saving Time
April 14 Sunday Palm Sunday Observance
April 18 Thursday Maundy Thursday Silent Day
April 19 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 21 Sunday Easter Day Silent Day
April 22 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
May 1 Wednesday May Day National holiday
May 12 Sunday Mother's Day Observance
May 30 Thursday Ascension Day National holiday
June 9 Sunday Whit Sunday Silent Day
June 10 Monday Whit Monday National holiday
June 20 Thursday Corpus Christi Common Local holiday
June 21 Friday June Solstice Season
August 8 Thursday Peace Festival Local holiday
August 15 Thursday Assumption of Mary Common Local holiday
September 23 Monday September equinox Season
October 3 Thursday Day of German Unity National holiday
October 27 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends Daylight Saving Time
October 31 Thursday Halloween Observance
November 1 Friday All Saints' Day Silent Day
November 11 Monday St. Martin's Day Observance
November 17 Sunday National Day of Mourning Silent Day
November 20 Wednesday Repentance Day Common Local holiday
November 24 Sunday Sunday of the Dead Silent Day
December 1 Sunday First Sunday Advent Observance
December 6 Friday Saint Nicholas Day Observance
December 8 Sunday Second Sunday Advent Observance
December 15 Sunday Third Sunday Advent Observance
December 22 Sunday Fourth Sunday Advent Observance
December 22 Sunday December Solstice Season
December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day National holiday
December 26 Thursday Boxing Day National holiday
December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

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