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Holidays in Germany in 2013

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DateWeekdayHoliday NameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
Jan 1TuesdayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 6SundayEpiphanyChristian, Common Local holidaysBW, BY, ST
Jan 22TuesdayFranco-German DayObservance 
Jan 27SundayRemembrance Day for the Victims of National SocialismObservance 
Jan 28MondayEuropean Privacy DayObservance 
Feb 11MondayShrove MondayObservance 
Feb 12TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance, Christian 
Feb 13WednesdayCarnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
Feb 14ThursdayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 20WednesdayMarch equinoxSeason 
Mar 24SundayPalm SundayObservance, Christian 
Mar 28ThursdayMaundy ThursdaySilent Day 
Mar 29FridayGood FridaySilent Day, National holiday 
Mar 31SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 31SundayEaster DaySilent DayBrandenburg
Apr 1MondayEaster MondayNational holiday, Christian 
Apr 23TuesdayGerman Beer DayObservance 
Apr 25ThursdayGirls' Day - Career Information DayObservance 
Apr 30TuesdayWalpurgis NightObservance 
May 1WednesdayMay DayNational holiday 
May 5SundayEurope DayObservance 
May 9ThursdayAscension DayNational holiday, Christian 
May 12SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 19SundayWhit SundaySilent DayBrandenburg
May 20MondayWhit MondayNational holiday, Christian 
May 23ThursdayConstitution DayObservance 
May 30ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian, Common Local holidaysBW, BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
Jun 3MondayEuropean Bicycle DayObservance 
Jun 6ThursdayVisually Impaired People DayObservance 
Jun 15SaturdayDay of MusicObservance 
Jun 16SundayCar-free SundayObservance 
Jun 21FridayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 22SaturdayArchitecture DayObservance 
Aug 8ThursdayPeace FestivalLocal holidayBavaria
Aug 15ThursdayAssumption of MaryChristian, Common Local holidaysBavaria, Saarland
Sep 1SundayWorld Peace DayObservance 
Sep 8SundayEuropean Heritage Days (Day of the Open Monument)Observance 
Sep 8SundayDay of the HomelandObservance 
Sep 14SaturdayGerman Language DayObservance 
Sep 20FridayGerman World Childrens' DayObservance 
Sep 22SundaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Sep 27FridayGerman Sandwich DayObservance 
Oct 1TuesdayGerman Food Bank DayObservance 
Oct 3ThursdayDay of German UnityNational holiday 
Oct 7MondaySpace Exploration DayObservance 
Oct 24ThursdayDay of the LibrariesObservance 
Oct 27SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 31ThursdayReformation DayCommon Local holidaysBB, MVP, SN, ST, TH
Oct 31ThursdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1FridayAll Saints' DaySilent DayBW, 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 holidaysSaxony
Nov 24SundaySunday of the DeadSilent Day 
Dec 1SundayFirst Sunday AdventObservance, Christian 
Dec 6FridaySaint Nicholas DayObservance, Christian 
Dec 8SundaySecond Sunday AdventObservance, Christian 
Dec 15SundayThird Sunday AdventObservance, Christian 
Dec 19ThursdayRemembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by GenocideObservance 
Dec 21SaturdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 22SundayFourth Sunday AdventObservance, Christian 
Dec 24TuesdayChristmas EveSilent Day 
Dec 25WednesdayChristmas DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 26ThursdayBoxing DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 31TuesdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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