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Holidays and Observances in Germany in 2020

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Holidays and Observances in Germany in 2020

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 6MondayEpiphanyChristian, Common local holidayBW, BY, ST
Jan 22WednesdayFranco-German DayObservance 
Jan 27MondayRemembrance Day for the Victims of National SocialismObservance 
Jan 28TuesdayEuropean Privacy DayObservance 
Feb 10MondayChildren's Hospice DayObservance 
Feb 14FridayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 24MondayShrove MondayObservance, Christian 
Feb 25TuesdayCarnival / Shrove TuesdayObservance, Christian 
Feb 26WednesdayCarnival / Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
Mar 8SundayInternational Women's DayObservanceAll except B
Mar 8SundayInternational Women's DayCommon local holidayBerlin
Mar 17TuesdaySt. Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 26ThursdayGirls' Day - Career Information DayObservance 
Mar 29SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 5SundayPalm SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 9ThursdayMaundy ThursdaySilent Day 
Apr 10FridayGood FridaySilent Day, public holiday 
Apr 12SundayEaster SundayChristian, Common local holidayBrandenburg
Apr 12SundayEaster SundaySilent DayAll except BB
Apr 13MondayEaster MondayNational holiday, Christian 
Apr 23ThursdayGerman Beer DayObservance 
Apr 30ThursdayWalpurgis NightObservance 
May 1FridayMay DayNational holiday 
May 2SaturdayGerman Food Bank DayObservance 
May 5TuesdayEurope Day (Council of Europe)Observance 
May 8FridayAnniversary of the End of World War IIObservance 
May 8FridayAnniversary of the End of World War IICommon local holidayBerlin
May 9SaturdayEurope Day (European Union)Observance 
May 10SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 21ThursdayFather's DayObservance 
May 21ThursdayAscension DayNational holiday, Christian 
May 23SaturdayConstitution DayObservance 
May 31SundayWhit SundayObservance, ChristianAll except BB
May 31SundayWhit SundayChristian, Common local holidayBrandenburg
Jun 1MondayWhit MondayNational holiday, Christian 
Jun 1MondayInternational Childrens' DayObservanceB, BB, MVP, SN, ST, TH
Jun 3WednesdayEuropean Bicycle DayObservance 
Jun 6SaturdayVisually Impaired People DayObservance 
Jun 11ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian, Common local holidayBW, BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL, SN*, TH*
Jun 20SaturdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 21SundayCar-free SundayObservance 
Jun 27SaturdayArchitecture DayObservance 
Aug 8SaturdayPeace Festival in AugsburgLocal holidayBavaria**
Aug 15SaturdayAssumption of MaryChristian, Common local holidayBavaria*, Saarland
Sep 1TuesdayWorld Peace DayObservance 
Sep 12SaturdayGerman Language DayObservance 
Sep 13SundayEuropean Heritage DaysObservance 
Sep 20SundayGerman World Children's DayObservance 
Sep 20SundayGerman World Children's DayCommon local holidayThuringia
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Oct 3SaturdayDay of German UnityNational holiday 
Oct 4SundayHarvest FestivalObservance 
Oct 11SundayGrandparents' DayObservanceBavaria
Oct 24SaturdayDay of the LibrariesObservance 
Oct 25SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 30FridayWorld Thrift DayObservance 
Oct 31SaturdayReformation DayCommon local holidayBB, HB, HH, MVP, NDS, SH, SN, ST, TH
Oct 31SaturdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1SundayAll Saints' DaySilent Day, public holidayBW, BY, NRW, RLP, SL
Nov 9MondayNight of Broken Glass Remembrance DayObservance 
Nov 9MondayFall of the Berlin WallObservance 
Nov 11WednesdaySt. Martin's DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 15SundayNational Day of MourningSilent Day 
Nov 18WednesdayRepentance DayChristian, Common local holidaySaxony
Nov 22SundaySunday of the DeadSilent Day 
Nov 29SundayFirst Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 6SundaySecond Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 6SundaySaint Nicholas DayObservance, Christian 
Dec 13SundayThird Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 19SaturdayRemembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by GenocideObservance 
Dec 20SundayFourth Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveSilent Day 
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 26SaturdayBoxing DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year's EveBank holiday 

* Observed only in some communities of this state.

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