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Holidays and Observances in Germany in 2021

Holidays and Observances in Germany in 2021

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1FridayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 6WednesdayEpiphanyObservance, ChristianNDS*, SN, TH
Jan 6WednesdayEpiphanyCommon local holidayBW, BY, ST
Jan 22FridayFranco-German DayObservance 
Jan 27WednesdayRemembrance Day for the Victims of National SocialismObservance 
Jan 28ThursdayEuropean Privacy DayObservance 
Feb 10WednesdayChildren's Hospice DayObservance 
Feb 14SundayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 15MondayShrove MondayObservance 
Feb 16TuesdayCarnival / Shrove TuesdayObservance 
Feb 16TuesdayHizir FastObservanceBremen, Hamburg
Feb 17WednesdayCarnival / Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
Mar 8MondayInternational Women's DayObservanceAll except B
Mar 8MondayInternational Women's DayCommon local holidayBerlin
Mar 17WednesdaySt. Patrick's DayObservance, Christian 
Mar 18ThursdayAnniversary of the March RevolutionObservanceBerlin
Mar 20SaturdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 21SundayAlevitic New YearObservanceBremen, Hamburg
Mar 28SundayPalm SundayObservance, Christian 
Mar 28SundayFirst Day of PassoverObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Mar 28SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 29MondaySecond Day of PassoverObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Apr 1ThursdayMaundy ThursdayObservance, ChristianAll except BW, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
Apr 1ThursdayMaundy ThursdaySilent DayBW, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
Apr 2FridayGood FridayNational holiday, Christian 
Apr 2FridaySixth Day of PassoverObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Apr 3SaturdayHoly SaturdaySilent DayBY, HE, NDS, RLP
Apr 3SaturdaySeventh Day of PassoverObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Apr 4SundayEaster SundayObservance, ChristianAll except BB
Apr 4SundayEaster SundayChristian, Common local holidayBrandenburg
Apr 5MondayEaster MondayNational holiday, Christian 
Apr 22ThursdayGirls' Day / Boys' DayObservance 
Apr 23FridayGerman Beer DayObservance 
Apr 30FridayWalpurgis NightObservance 
May 1SaturdayMay DayNational holiday 
May 5WednesdayEurope Day (Council of Europe)Observance 
May 8SaturdayAnniversary of the End of World War IIObservanceB, BB, HB, MVP, SH, TH
May 9SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 9SundayEurope Day (European Union)Observance 
May 13ThursdayFather's DayObservance 
May 13ThursdayAscension DayNational holiday, Christian 
May 13ThursdayEid ul FitrObservance, MuslimBremen, Hamburg
May 17MondayFirst Day of ShavuotObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
May 18TuesdaySecond Day of ShavuotObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
May 23SundayWhit SundayChristian, Common local holidayBrandenburg
May 23SundayWhit SundayObservance, ChristianAll except BB
May 23SundayConstitution DayObservance 
May 24MondayWhit MondayNational holiday, Christian 
Jun 1TuesdayInternational Childrens' DayObservance 
Jun 3ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian, Common local holidayBW, BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL, SN*, TH*
Jun 3ThursdayEuropean Bicycle DayObservance 
Jun 6SundayVisually Impaired People DayObservance 
Jun 17ThursdayRemembrance of the Victims of SED InjusticeObservanceThuringia
Jun 17ThursdayAnniversary of the Popular Uprising in the GDRObservanceBerlin
Jun 20SundayCar-free SundayObservance 
Jun 21MondayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 24ThursdaySt. JohnObservance, ChristianSaxony
Jun 26SaturdayArchitecture DayObservance 
Jun 29TuesdaySt Peter and PaulObservance, ChristianSaxony
Jul 20TuesdayEid ul AdhaObservance, MuslimBremen, Hamburg
Aug 8SundayPeace Festival in AugsburgLocal holidayBavaria**
Aug 15SundayAssumption of MaryObservance, ChristianSaxony, Thuringia
Aug 15SundayAssumption of MaryChristian, Common local holidayBavaria*, Saarland
Aug 19ThursdayAshuraObservance, MuslimBremen, Hamburg
Sep 1WednesdayAnti War DayObservance 
Sep 7TuesdayRosh HashanaObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
Sep 8WednesdaySecond Day of Rosh HashanaObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
Sep 11SaturdayGerman Language DayObservance 
Sep 12SundayEuropean Heritage DaysObservance 
Sep 16ThursdayYom KippurObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
Sep 20MondayGerman World Children's DayObservance 
Sep 20MondayGerman World Children's DayCommon local holidayThuringia
Sep 21TuesdayFirst day of SukkotObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Sep 22WednesdaySecond Day of SukkotObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Sep 22WednesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 26SundaySixth Day of SukkotObservance, HebrewBavaria
Sep 27MondaySeventh Day of SukkotObservance, HebrewBavaria
Sep 28TuesdayShemini AtzeretObservance, HebrewBremen, Saarland
Sep 29WednesdaySimchat TorahObservance, HebrewBremen
Oct 2SaturdayGerman Food Bank DayObservance 
Oct 3SundayDay of German UnityNational holiday 
Oct 3SundayHarvest FestivalObservance 
Oct 10SundayGrandparents' DayObservanceBavaria
Oct 24SundayDay of the LibrariesObservance 
Oct 29FridayWorld Thrift DayObservance 
Oct 31SundayReformation DayCommon local holidayBB, HB, HH, MVP, NDS, SH, SN, ST, TH
Oct 31SundayReformation DayObservance, ChristianBremen, BW
Oct 31SundayHalloweenObservance 
Oct 31SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 1MondayAll Saints' DaySilent Day, public holidayBW, BY, NRW, RLP, SL
Nov 1MondayAll Saints' DayObservance, ChristianHB, NDS*, SN, TH
Nov 2TuesdayAll Souls' DaySilent DayLower Saxony*
Nov 9TuesdayNight of Broken Glass Remembrance DayObservance 
Nov 9Tuesday9th of NovemberObservanceBerlin
Nov 9TuesdayFall of the Berlin WallObservance 
Nov 11ThursdaySt. Martin's DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 14SundayNational Day of MourningSilent Day 
Nov 17WednesdayRepentance DayChristian, Common local holidaySaxony
Nov 17WednesdayRepentance DaySilent DayBY, SL, SN
Nov 17WednesdayRepentance DayObservance, ChristianBW, HE, NDS, RLP, TH
Nov 21SundaySunday of the DeadSilent Day 
Nov 28SundayFirst Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 5SundaySecond Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 6MondaySaint Nicholas DayObservance, Christian 
Dec 8WednesdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionObservance, ChristianSaxony
Dec 12SundayThird Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 19SundayFourth Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 19SundayRemembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by GenocideObservance 
Dec 21TuesdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24FridayChristmas EveSilent Day 
Dec 25SaturdayChristmas DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 26SundayBoxing DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 31FridayNew Year's EveBank holiday 

* Observed only in some communities of this state.

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