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Holidays in Germany in 2008


DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
Jan 1TuesdayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 6SundayEpiphanyCommon Local holidaysBW, BY, ST
Feb 4MondayShrove MondayObservance 
Feb 5TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
Feb 6WednesdayCarnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
Feb 14ThursdayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 16SundayPalm SundayObservance 
Mar 20ThursdayMarch equinoxSeason 
Mar 20ThursdayMaundy ThursdaySilent Day 
Mar 21FridayGood FridaySilent Day 
Mar 23SundayEaster DaySilent DayBrandenburg
Mar 24MondayEaster MondayNational holiday 
Mar 30SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
May 1ThursdayMay DayNational holiday 
May 1ThursdayAscension DayNational holiday 
May 11SundayWhit SundaySilent DayBrandenburg
May 11SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 12MondayWhit MondayNational holiday 
May 22ThursdayCorpus ChristiCommon Local holidaysBW, BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
Jun 20FridayJune SolsticeSeason 
Aug 8FridayPeace FestivalLocal holidayBavaria
Aug 15FridayAssumption of MaryCommon Local holidaysBavaria, Saarland
Sep 22MondaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Oct 3FridayDay of German UnityNational holiday 
Oct 26SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 31FridayReformation DayCommon Local holidaysBB, MVP, SN, ST, TH
Oct 31FridayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1SaturdayAll Saints' DaySilent DayBW, BY, NRW, RLP, SL
Nov 11TuesdaySt. Martin's DayObservance 
Nov 16SundayNational Day of MourningSilent Day 
Nov 19WednesdayRepentance DayCommon Local holidaysSaxony
Nov 23SundaySunday of the DeadSilent Day 
Nov 30SundayFirst Sunday AdventObservance 
Dec 6SaturdaySaint Nicholas DayObservance 
Dec 21SundayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24WednesdayChristmas EveSilent Day 
Dec 25ThursdayChristmas DayNational holiday 
Dec 26FridayBoxing DayNational holiday 
Dec 31WednesdayNew Year's EveObservance 
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