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Holidays and Observances in Germany in 2019

Holidays and Observances in Germany in 2019

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1TuesdayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 6SundayEpiphanyChristian, Common local holidayBW, BY, ST
Jan 22TuesdayFranco-German DayObservance 
Jan 27SundayRemembrance Day for the Victims of National SocialismObservance 
Jan 28MondayEuropean Privacy DayObservance 
Feb 10SundayChildren's Hospice DayObservance 
Feb 14ThursdayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 4MondayShrove MondayObservance, Christian 
Mar 5TuesdayCarnival / Shrove TuesdayObservance, Christian 
Mar 6WednesdayCarnival / Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
Mar 8FridayInternational Women's DayObservanceAll except B
Mar 8FridayInternational Women's DayCommon local holidayBerlin
Mar 17SundaySt. Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 20WednesdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 28ThursdayGirls' Day - Career Information DayObservance 
Mar 31SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 14SundayPalm SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 18ThursdayMaundy ThursdaySilent Day 
Apr 19FridayGood FridaySilent Day, public holiday 
Apr 21SundayEaster SundayChristian, Common local holidayBrandenburg
Apr 21SundayEaster SundaySilent DayAll except BB
Apr 22MondayEaster MondayNational holiday, Christian 
Apr 23TuesdayGerman Beer DayObservance 
Apr 30TuesdayWalpurgis NightObservance 
May 1WednesdayMay DayNational holiday 
May 5SundayEurope Day (Council of Europe)Observance 
May 8WednesdayAnniversary of the End of World War IIObservance 
May 9ThursdayEurope Day (European Union)Observance 
May 12SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 23ThursdayConstitution DayObservance 
May 30ThursdayFather's DayObservance 
May 30ThursdayAscension DayNational holiday, Christian 
Jun 1SaturdayInternational Childrens' DayObservanceB, BB, MVP, SN, ST, TH
Jun 3MondayEuropean Bicycle DayObservance 
Jun 6ThursdayVisually Impaired People DayObservance 
Jun 9SundayWhit SundayChristian, Common local holidayBrandenburg
Jun 9SundayWhit SundayObservance, ChristianAll except BB
Jun 10MondayWhit MondayNational holiday, Christian 
Jun 16SundayCar-free SundayObservance 
Jun 20ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian, Common local holidayBW, BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL, SN*, TH*
Jun 21FridayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 29SaturdayArchitecture DayObservance 
Aug 8ThursdayPeace Festival in AugsburgLocal holidayBavaria**
Aug 15ThursdayAssumption of MaryChristian, Common local holidayBavaria*, Saarland
Sep 1SundayWorld Peace DayObservance 
Sep 8SundayEuropean Heritage DaysObservance 
Sep 14SaturdayGerman Language DayObservance 
Sep 20FridayGerman World Children's DayCommon local holidayThuringia
Sep 20FridayGerman World Children's DayObservance 
Sep 23MondaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 28SaturdayGerman Food Bank DayObservance 
Oct 3ThursdayDay of German UnityNational holiday 
Oct 6SundayHarvest FestivalObservance 
Oct 13SundayGrandparents' DayObservanceBavaria
Oct 24ThursdayDay of the LibrariesObservance 
Oct 27SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 30WednesdayWorld Thrift DayObservance 
Oct 31ThursdayReformation DayCommon local holidayBB, HB, HH, MVP, NDS, SH, SN, ST, TH
Oct 31ThursdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1FridayAll Saints' DaySilent Day, public holidayBW, BY, NRW, RLP, SL
Nov 9SaturdayNight of Broken Glass Remembrance DayObservance 
Nov 9SaturdayFall of the Berlin WallObservance 
Nov 11MondaySt. Martin's DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 17SundayNational Day of MourningSilent Day 
Nov 20WednesdayRepentance DayChristian, Common local holidaySaxony
Nov 24SundaySunday of the DeadSilent Day 
Dec 1SundayFirst Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 6FridaySaint Nicholas DayObservance, Christian 
Dec 8SundaySecond Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 15SundayThird Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 19ThursdayRemembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by GenocideObservance 
Dec 22SundayFourth Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 22SundayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24TuesdayChristmas EveSilent Day 
Dec 25WednesdayChristmas DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 26ThursdayBoxing DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 31TuesdayNew Year's EveBank holiday 

* Observed only in some communities of this state.

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