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Holidays and Observances in Germany in 2014

Holidays and Observances in Germany in 2014

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 
Mar 3MondayShrove MondayObservance, Christian 
Mar 4TuesdayCarnival / Shrove TuesdayObservance, Christian 
Mar 5WednesdayCarnival / Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
Mar 8SaturdayInternational Women's DayObservance 
Mar 17MondaySt. Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 20ThursdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 30SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 13SundayPalm SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 17ThursdayMaundy ThursdaySilent Day 
Apr 18FridayGood FridaySilent Day, public holiday 
Apr 20SundayEaster SundaySilent DayAll except BB
Apr 20SundayEaster SundayChristian, Common local holidayBrandenburg
Apr 21MondayEaster MondayNational holiday, Christian 
Apr 23WednesdayGerman Beer DayObservance 
Apr 24ThursdayGirls' Day - Career Information DayObservance 
Apr 30WednesdayWalpurgis NightObservance 
May 1ThursdayMay DayNational holiday 
May 5MondayEurope Day (Council of Europe)Observance 
May 8ThursdayAnniversary of the End of World War IIObservance 
May 9FridayEurope Day (European Union)Observance 
May 11SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 23FridayConstitution DayObservance 
May 29ThursdayFather's DayObservance 
May 29ThursdayAscension DayNational holiday, Christian 
Jun 1SundayInternational Childrens' DayObservanceB, BB, MVP, SN, ST, TH
Jun 3TuesdayEuropean Bicycle DayObservance 
Jun 6FridayVisually Impaired People DayObservance 
Jun 8SundayWhit SundayChristian, Common local holidayBrandenburg
Jun 8SundayWhit SundayObservance, ChristianAll except BB
Jun 9MondayWhit MondayNational holiday, Christian 
Jun 15SundayCar-free SundayObservance 
Jun 19ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian, Common local holidayBW, BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
Jun 21SaturdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 28SaturdayArchitecture DayObservance 
Aug 8FridayPeace Festival in AugsburgLocal holidayBavaria*
Aug 15FridayAssumption of MaryChristian, Common local holidayBavaria**, Saarland
Sep 1MondayWorld Peace DayObservance 
Sep 13SaturdayGerman Language DayObservance 
Sep 14SundayEuropean Heritage DaysObservance 
Sep 20SaturdayGerman World Children's DayObservance 
Sep 23TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Oct 3FridayDay of German UnityNational holiday 
Oct 4SaturdayGerman Food Bank DayObservance 
Oct 5SundayHarvest FestivalObservance 
Oct 24FridayDay of the LibrariesObservance 
Oct 26SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 30ThursdayWorld Thrift DayObservance 
Oct 31FridayReformation DayCommon local holidayBB, MVP, SN, ST, TH
Oct 31FridayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1SaturdayAll Saints' DaySilent Day, public holidayBW, BY, NRW, RLP, SL
Nov 9SundayNight of Broken Glass Remembrance DayObservance 
Nov 9SundayFall of the Berlin WallObservance 
Nov 11TuesdaySt. Martin's DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 16SundayNational Day of MourningSilent Day 
Nov 19WednesdayRepentance DayChristian, Common local holidaySaxony
Nov 23SundaySunday of the DeadSilent Day 
Nov 30SundayFirst Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 6SaturdaySaint Nicholas DayObservance, Christian 
Dec 7SundaySecond Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 14SundayThird Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 19FridayRemembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by GenocideObservance 
Dec 21SundayFourth Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 22MondayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24WednesdayChristmas EveSilent Day 
Dec 25ThursdayChristmas DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 26FridayBoxing DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 31WednesdayNew Year's EveBank holiday 

** Observed only in some communities of this state.

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