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Holidays in Germany in 2016

DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
Jan 1FridayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 6WednesdayEpiphanyCommon Local holidaysBW, BY, ST
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 
May 1SundayMay DayNational holiday 
May 5ThursdayAscension DayNational holiday 
May 8SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 15SundayWhit SundaySilent DayBrandenburg
May 16MondayWhit MondayNational holiday 
May 26ThursdayCorpus ChristiCommon Local holidaysBW, BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL, SN, TH
Jun 20MondayJune SolsticeSeason 
Aug 8MondayPeace FestivalLocal holidayBavaria
Aug 15MondayAssumption of MaryCommon Local holidaysBavaria, Saarland
Sep 22ThursdaySeptember 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, TH
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 21WednesdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EveSilent Day 
Dec 25SundayChristmas DayNational holiday 
Dec 26MondayBoxing DayNational holiday 
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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