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Holidays in Germany in 2011


DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
Jan 1SaturdayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 6ThursdayEpiphanyCommon Local holidaysBW, BY, ST
Feb 14MondayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 7MondayShrove MondayObservance 
Mar 8TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
Mar 9WednesdayCarnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
Mar 20SundayMarch equinoxSeason 
Mar 27SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 17SundayPalm SundayObservance 
Apr 21ThursdayMaundy ThursdaySilent Day 
Apr 22FridayGood FridaySilent Day 
Apr 24SundayEaster DaySilent DayBrandenburg
Apr 25MondayEaster MondayNational holiday 
May 1SundayMay DayNational holiday 
May 8SundayMother's DayObservance 
Jun 2ThursdayAscension DayNational holiday 
Jun 12SundayWhit SundaySilent DayBrandenburg
Jun 13MondayWhit MondayNational holiday 
Jun 21TuesdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 23ThursdayCorpus ChristiCommon Local holidaysBW, BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
Aug 8MondayPeace FestivalLocal holidayBavaria
Aug 15MondayAssumption of MaryCommon Local holidaysBavaria, Saarland
Sep 23FridaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Oct 3MondayDay of German UnityNational holiday 
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
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 22ThursdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EveSilent Day 
Dec 25SundayChristmas DayNational holiday 
Dec 26MondayBoxing DayNational holiday 
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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