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Holidays and Observances in Germany in 2015

Holidays and Observances in Germany in 2015

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1ThursdayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 6TuesdayEpiphanyObservance, ChristianNDS*, SN, TH
Jan 6TuesdayEpiphanyCommon local holidayBW, BY, ST
Jan 22ThursdayFranco-German DayObservance 
Jan 27TuesdayRemembrance Day for the Victims of National SocialismObservance 
Feb 14SaturdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 16MondayShrove MondayObservance 
Feb 17TuesdayCarnival TuesdayObservance 
Feb 18WednesdayCarnival / Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
Mar 8SundayInternational Women's DayObservance 
Mar 17TuesdaySt. Patrick's DayObservance, Christian 
Mar 18WednesdayAnniversary of the March RevolutionObservanceBerlin
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 29SundayPalm SundayObservance, Christian 
Mar 29SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 2ThursdayMaundy ThursdayObservance, ChristianAll except BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
Apr 2ThursdayMaundy ThursdaySilent DayBY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
Apr 3FridayGood FridayNational holiday, Christian 
Apr 4SaturdayHoly SaturdaySilent DayBY, HE, NDS, RLP, SL
Apr 4SaturdayFirst Day of PassoverObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Apr 5SundayEaster SundayChristian, Common local holidayBrandenburg
Apr 5SundayEaster SundayObservance, ChristianAll except BB
Apr 5SundaySecond Day of PassoverObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Apr 6MondayEaster MondayNational holiday, Christian 
Apr 9ThursdaySixth Day of PassoverObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Apr 10FridaySeventh Day of PassoverObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Apr 23ThursdayGerman Beer DayObservance 
Apr 23ThursdayGirls' Day / Boys' DayObservance 
Apr 30ThursdayWalpurgis NightObservance 
May 1FridayMay DayNational holiday 
May 5TuesdayEurope Day (Council of Europe)Observance 
May 8FridayAnniversary of the End of World War IIObservanceB, BB, HB, MVP, TH
May 9SaturdayEurope Day (European Union)Observance 
May 10SundayMothers' DayObservance 
May 14ThursdayFathers' DayObservance 
May 14ThursdayAscension DayNational holiday, Christian 
May 23SaturdayConstitution DayObservance 
May 24SundayWhit SundayObservance, ChristianAll except BB
May 24SundayWhit SundayChristian, Common local holidayBrandenburg
May 24SundayFirst Day of ShavuotObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
May 25MondayWhit MondayNational holiday, Christian 
May 25MondaySecond Day of ShavuotObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Jun 1MondayInternational Children's DayObservance 
Jun 3WednesdayEuropean Bicycle DayObservance 
Jun 4ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian, Common local holidayBW, BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL, SN*, TH*
Jun 21SundayCar-free SundayObservance 
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 24WednesdaySt. JohnObservance, ChristianSaxony
Jun 27SaturdayArchitecture DayObservance 
Jun 29MondaySt Peter and PaulObservance, ChristianSaxony
Jul 18SaturdayEid ul FitrObservance, MuslimBremen, Hamburg
Aug 8SaturdayPeace Festival in AugsburgLocal holidayBavaria**
Aug 15SaturdayAssumption of MaryChristian, Common local holidayBavaria*, Saarland
Aug 15SaturdayAssumption of MaryObservance, ChristianSaxony, Thuringia
Sep 1TuesdayAnti War DayObservance 
Sep 12SaturdayGerman Language DayObservance 
Sep 13SundayEuropean Heritage DaysObservance 
Sep 14MondayRosh HashanaObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
Sep 15TuesdaySecond Day of Rosh HashanaObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
Sep 20SundayGerman World Children's DayObservance 
Sep 23WednesdayYom KippurObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
Sep 23WednesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 24ThursdayEid al-AdhaObservance, MuslimBremen, Hamburg
Sep 28MondayFirst day of SukkotObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Sep 29TuesdaySecond Day of SukkotObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Oct 3SaturdayDay of German UnityNational holiday 
Oct 3SaturdayGerman Food Bank DayObservance 
Oct 3SaturdaySixth Day of SukkotObservance, HebrewBavaria
Oct 4SundayHarvest FestivalObservance 
Oct 4SundaySeventh Day of SukkotObservance, HebrewBavaria
Oct 5MondayShemini AtzeretObservance, HebrewBremen, Saarland
Oct 6TuesdaySimchat TorahObservance, HebrewBremen
Oct 24SaturdayAshuraObservance, MuslimBremen, Hamburg
Oct 25SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 30FridayWorld Thrift DayObservance 
Oct 31SaturdayReformation DayCommon local holidayBB, MVP, SN, ST, TH
Oct 31SaturdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1SundayAll Saints' DayObservance, ChristianHB, NDS*, SN, TH
Nov 1SundayAll Saints' DaySilent Day, public holidayBW, BY, NRW, RLP, SL
Nov 2MondayAll Souls' DaySilent DayLower Saxony*
Nov 9MondayNight of Broken Glass Remembrance DayObservance 
Nov 9Monday9th of NovemberObservanceBerlin
Nov 9MondayFall of the Berlin WallObservance 
Nov 11WednesdaySt. Martin's DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 15SundayNational Day of MourningSilent Day 
Nov 18WednesdayRepentance DaySilent DayBY, SL, SN
Nov 18WednesdayRepentance DayObservance, ChristianBW, HE, NDS, RLP, TH
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 8TuesdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionObservance, ChristianSaxony
Dec 13SundayThird Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 19SaturdayRemembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by GenocideObservance 
Dec 20SundayFourth Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 22TuesdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveSilent Day 
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 26SaturdayBoxing DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year's EveBank holiday 

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