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Holidays in Germany in 2016

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DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
Jan 1FridayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 6WednesdayEpiphanyCommon Local holidaysBW, BY, ST
Jan 22FridayFranco-German DayObservance 
Jan 27WednesdayRemembrance Day for the Victims of National SocialismObservance 
Jan 28ThursdayEuropean Privacy DayObservance 
Feb 8MondayShrove MondayObservance 
Feb 9TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
Feb 10WednesdayCarnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
Feb 14SundayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 20SundayMarch equinoxSeason 
Mar 20SundayPalm SundayObservance 
Mar 24ThursdayMaundy ThursdaySilent Day 
Mar 25FridayGood FridaySilent Day 
Mar 27SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 27SundayEaster DaySilent DayBrandenburg
Mar 28MondayEaster MondayNational holiday 
Apr 23SaturdayGerman Beer DayObservance 
Apr 28ThursdayGirls' Day - Career Information DayObservance 
Apr 30SaturdayWalpurgis NightObservance 
May 1SundayMay DayNational holiday 
May 5ThursdayAscension DayNational holiday 
May 5ThursdayEurope DayObservance 
May 8SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 15SundayWhit SundaySilent DayBrandenburg
May 16MondayWhit MondayNational holiday 
May 23MondayConstitution DayObservance 
May 26ThursdayCorpus ChristiCommon Local holidaysBW, BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL, SN, TH
Jun 3FridayEuropean Bicycle DayObservance 
Jun 6MondayVisually Impaired People DayObservance 
Jun 18SaturdayDay of MusicObservance 
Jun 19SundayCar-free SundayObservance 
Jun 20MondayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 25SaturdayArchitecture DayObservance 
Aug 8MondayPeace FestivalLocal holidayBavaria
Aug 15MondayAssumption of MaryCommon Local holidaysBavaria, Saarland
Sep 1ThursdayWorld Peace DayObservance 
Sep 10SaturdayGerman Language DayObservance 
Sep 11SundayEuropean Heritage Days (Day of the Open Monument)Observance 
Sep 11SundayDay of the HomelandObservance 
Sep 20TuesdayGerman World Childrens' DayObservance 
Sep 22ThursdaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Sep 23FridayGerman Sandwich DayObservance 
Oct 1SaturdayGerman Food Bank DayObservance 
Oct 3MondayDay of German UnityNational holiday 
Oct 7FridaySpace Exploration DayObservance 
Oct 24MondayDay of the LibrariesObservance 
Oct 30SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 31MondayReformation DayCommon Local holidaysBB, MVP, SN, ST, TH
Oct 31MondayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1TuesdayAll Saints' DaySilent DayBW, BY, NRW, RLP, SL, TH
Nov 9WednesdayNight of Broken Glass Remembrance DayObservance 
Nov 9WednesdayFall of the Berlin WallObservance 
Nov 11FridaySt. Martin's DayObservance 
Nov 13SundayNational Day of MourningSilent Day 
Nov 16WednesdayRepentance DayCommon Local holidaysSaxony
Nov 20SundaySunday of the DeadSilent Day 
Nov 27SundayFirst Sunday AdventObservance 
Dec 4SundaySecond Sunday AdventObservance 
Dec 6TuesdaySaint Nicholas DayObservance 
Dec 11SundayThird Sunday AdventObservance 
Dec 18SundayFourth Sunday AdventObservance 
Dec 19MondayRemembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by GenocideObservance 
Dec 21WednesdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EveSilent Day 
Dec 25SundayChristmas DayNational holiday 
Dec 26MondayBoxing DayNational holiday 
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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