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Holidays in Germany in 2012


DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
Jan 1SundayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 6FridayEpiphanyCommon Local holidaysBW, BY, ST
Feb 14TuesdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 20MondayShrove MondayObservance 
Feb 21TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
Feb 22WednesdayCarnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
Mar 20TuesdayMarch equinoxSeason 
Mar 25SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 1SundayPalm SundayObservance 
Apr 5ThursdayMaundy ThursdaySilent Day 
Apr 6FridayGood FridaySilent Day 
Apr 8SundayEaster DaySilent DayBrandenburg
Apr 9MondayEaster MondayNational holiday 
May 1TuesdayMay DayNational holiday 
May 13SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 17ThursdayAscension DayNational holiday 
May 27SundayWhit SundaySilent DayBrandenburg
May 28MondayWhit MondayNational holiday 
Jun 7ThursdayCorpus ChristiCommon Local holidaysBW, BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
Jun 20WednesdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Aug 8WednesdayPeace FestivalLocal holidayBavaria
Aug 15WednesdayAssumption of MaryCommon Local holidaysBavaria, Saarland
Sep 22SaturdaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Oct 3WednesdayDay of German UnityNational holiday 
Oct 28SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 31WednesdayReformation DayCommon Local holidaysBB, MVP, SN, ST, TH
Oct 31WednesdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1ThursdayAll Saints' DaySilent DayBW, BY, NRW, RLP, SL
Nov 11SundaySt. Martin's DayObservance 
Nov 18SundayNational Day of MourningSilent Day 
Nov 21WednesdayRepentance DayCommon Local holidaysSaxony
Nov 25SundaySunday of the DeadSilent Day 
Dec 2SundayFirst Sunday AdventObservance 
Dec 6ThursdaySaint Nicholas DayObservance 
Dec 21FridayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24MondayChristmas EveSilent Day 
Dec 25TuesdayChristmas DayNational holiday 
Dec 26WednesdayBoxing DayNational holiday 
Dec 31MondayNew Year's EveObservance 
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