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Holidays and Observances in Germany in 2021

Holidays and Observances in Germany in 2021

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1FridayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 6WednesdayEpiphanyChristian, Common local holidayBW, BY, ST
Jan 22FridayFranco-German DayObservance 
Jan 27WednesdayRemembrance Day for the Victims of National SocialismObservance 
Jan 28ThursdayEuropean Privacy DayObservance 
Feb 10WednesdayChildren's Hospice DayObservance 
Feb 14SundayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 15MondayShrove MondayObservance, Christian 
Feb 16TuesdayCarnival / Shrove TuesdayObservance, Christian 
Feb 17WednesdayCarnival / Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
Mar 8MondayInternational Women's DayObservanceAll except B
Mar 8MondayInternational Women's DayCommon local holidayBerlin
Mar 17WednesdaySt. Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 20SaturdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 28SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 28SundayPalm SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 1ThursdayMaundy ThursdaySilent Day 
Apr 2FridayGood FridaySilent Day, public holiday 
Apr 4SundayEaster SundayChristian, Common local holidayBrandenburg
Apr 4SundayEaster SundaySilent DayAll except BB
Apr 5MondayEaster MondayNational holiday, Christian 
Apr 22ThursdayGirls' Day - Career Information DayObservance 
Apr 23FridayGerman Beer DayObservance 
Apr 30FridayWalpurgis NightObservance 
May 1SaturdayMay DayNational holiday 
May 5WednesdayEurope Day (Council of Europe)Observance 
May 8SaturdayAnniversary of the End of World War IIObservance 
May 9SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 9SundayEurope Day (European Union)Observance 
May 13ThursdayFather's DayObservance 
May 13ThursdayAscension DayNational holiday, Christian 
May 23SundayWhit SundayObservance, ChristianAll except BB
May 23SundayWhit SundayChristian, Common local holidayBrandenburg
May 23SundayConstitution DayObservance 
May 24MondayWhit MondayNational holiday, Christian 
Jun 1TuesdayInternational Childrens' DayObservanceB, BB, MVP, SN, ST, TH
Jun 3ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian, Common local holidayBW, BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL, SN*, TH*
Jun 3ThursdayEuropean Bicycle DayObservance 
Jun 6SundayVisually Impaired People DayObservance 
Jun 20SundayCar-free SundayObservance 
Jun 21MondayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 26SaturdayArchitecture DayObservance 
Aug 8SundayPeace Festival in AugsburgLocal holidayBavaria**
Aug 15SundayAssumption of MaryChristian, Common local holidayBavaria*, Saarland
Sep 1WednesdayWorld Peace DayObservance 
Sep 11SaturdayGerman Language DayObservance 
Sep 12SundayEuropean Heritage DaysObservance 
Sep 20MondayGerman World Children's DayCommon local holidayThuringia
Sep 20MondayGerman World Children's DayObservance 
Sep 22WednesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Oct 3SundayDay of German UnityNational holiday 
Oct 3SundayHarvest FestivalObservance 
Oct 10SundayGrandparents' DayObservanceBavaria
Oct 24SundayDay of the LibrariesObservance 
Oct 29FridayWorld Thrift DayObservance 
Oct 31SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 31SundayReformation DayCommon local holidayBB, HB, HH, MVP, NDS, SH, SN, ST, TH
Oct 31SundayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1MondayAll Saints' DaySilent Day, public holidayBW, BY, NRW, RLP, SL
Nov 9TuesdayNight of Broken Glass Remembrance DayObservance 
Nov 9TuesdayFall of the Berlin WallObservance 
Nov 11ThursdaySt. Martin's DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 14SundayNational Day of MourningSilent Day 
Nov 17WednesdayRepentance DayChristian, Common local holidaySaxony
Nov 21SundaySunday of the DeadSilent Day 
Nov 28SundayFirst Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 5SundaySecond Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 6MondaySaint Nicholas DayObservance, Christian 
Dec 12SundayThird Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 19SundayFourth Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 19SundayRemembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by GenocideObservance 
Dec 21TuesdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24FridayChristmas EveSilent Day 
Dec 25SaturdayChristmas DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 26SundayBoxing DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 31FridayNew Year's EveBank holiday 

* Observed only in some communities of this state.

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