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Holidays in Germany in 2018


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DateWeekdayHoliday NameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
Jan 1MondayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 6SaturdayEpiphanyChristian, Common local holidayBW, BY, ST
Jan 22MondayFranco-German DayObservance 
Jan 27SaturdayRemembrance Day for the Victims of National SocialismObservance 
Jan 28SundayEuropean Privacy DayObservance 
Feb 10SaturdayChildren's Hospice DayObservance 
Feb 12MondayShrove MondayObservance 
Feb 13TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance, Christian 
Feb 14WednesdayCarnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
Feb 14WednesdayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 8ThursdayInternational Women's DayObservance 
Mar 20TuesdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 25SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 25SundayPalm SundayObservance, Christian 
Mar 29ThursdayMaundy ThursdaySilent Day 
Mar 30FridayGood FridaySilent Day, public holiday 
Apr 1SundayEaster DaySilent DayAll except BB
Apr 1SundayEaster DayChristian, Common local holidayBrandenburg
Apr 2MondayEaster MondayNational holiday, Christian 
Apr 23MondayGerman Beer DayObservance 
Apr 26ThursdayGirls' Day - Career Information DayObservance 
Apr 30MondayWalpurgis NightObservance 
May 1TuesdayMay DayNational holiday 
May 5SaturdayEurope DayObservance 
May 10ThursdayFather's DayObservance 
May 10ThursdayAscension DayNational holiday, Christian 
May 13SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 20SundayWhit SundayObservance, ChristianAll except BB
May 20SundayWhit SundayChristian, Common local holidayBrandenburg
May 21MondayWhit MondayNational holiday, Christian 
May 23WednesdayConstitution DayObservance 
May 31ThursdayCorpus ChristiLocal holiday, ChristianSaxony, Thuringia
May 31ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian, Common local holidayBW, BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
Jun 1FridayInternational Childrens' DayObservanceB, BB, MVP, SN, ST, TH
Jun 3SundayEuropean Bicycle DayObservance 
Jun 6WednesdayVisually Impaired People DayObservance 
Jun 15FridayDay of Music (first day)Observance 
Jun 17SundayCar-free SundayObservance 
Jun 21ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 23SaturdayArchitecture DayObservance 
Aug 8WednesdayPeace Festival in AugsburgLocal holidayBavaria*
Aug 15WednesdayAssumption of MaryChristian, Common local holidayBavaria, Saarland
Aug 25SaturdayDay of the HomelandObservance 
Sep 1SaturdayWorld Peace DayObservance 
Sep 8SaturdayGerman Language DayObservance 
Sep 9SundayEuropean Heritage Days (Day of the Open Monument)Observance 
Sep 20ThursdayGerman World Childrens' DayObservance 
Sep 23SundaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 29SaturdayGerman Food Bank DayObservance 
Oct 3WednesdayDay of German UnityNational holiday 
Oct 7SundayHarvest FestivalObservance 
Oct 24WednesdayDay of the LibrariesObservance 
Oct 28SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 30TuesdayWorld Thrift DayObservance 
Oct 31WednesdayReformation DayCommon local holidayBB, HB, HH, MVP, NDS, SH, SN, ST, TH
Oct 31WednesdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1ThursdayAll Saints' DaySilent Day, public holidayBW, BY, NRW, RLP, SL
Nov 9FridayNight of Broken Glass Remembrance DayObservance 
Nov 9FridayFall of the Berlin WallObservance 
Nov 11SundaySt. Martin's DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 18SundayNational Day of MourningSilent Day 
Nov 21WednesdayRepentance DayChristian, Common local holidaySaxony
Nov 25SundaySunday of the DeadSilent Day 
Dec 2SundayFirst Sunday AdventObservance, Christian 
Dec 6ThursdaySaint Nicholas DayObservance, Christian 
Dec 9SundaySecond Sunday AdventObservance, Christian 
Dec 16SundayThird Sunday AdventObservance, Christian 
Dec 19WednesdayRemembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by GenocideObservance 
Dec 21FridayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 23SundayFourth Sunday AdventObservance, Christian 
Dec 24MondayChristmas EveSilent Day 
Dec 25TuesdayChristmas DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 26WednesdayBoxing DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 31MondayNew Year's EveObservance 

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