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Holidays and Observances in Germany in 2024

Holidays and Observances in Germany in 2024

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1MondayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 6SaturdayEpiphanyObservance, ChristianNDS*, SN, TH
Jan 6SaturdayEpiphanyCommon local holidayBW, BY, ST
Jan 22MondayFranco-German DayObservance 
Jan 27SaturdayRemembrance Day for the Victims of National SocialismObservance 
Feb 12MondayShrove MondayObservance 
Feb 13TuesdayCarnival TuesdayObservance 
Feb 14WednesdayCarnival / Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
Feb 14WednesdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 16FridayHizir FastObservanceBremen, Hamburg
Mar 8FridayInternational Women's DayObservanceAll except B, MVP
Mar 8FridayInternational Women's DayCommon local holidayBerlin, MVP
Mar 17SundaySt. Patrick's DayObservance, Christian 
Mar 18MondayAnniversary of the March RevolutionObservanceBerlin
Mar 20WednesdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 21ThursdayAlevitic New YearObservanceBremen, Hamburg
Mar 24SundayPalm SundayObservance, Christian 
Mar 28ThursdayMaundy ThursdaySilent DayBY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
Mar 28ThursdayMaundy ThursdayObservance, ChristianAll except BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
Mar 29FridayGood FridayNational holiday, Christian 
Mar 30SaturdayHoly SaturdaySilent DayBY, HE, NDS, RLP, SL
Mar 31SundayEaster SundayChristian, Common local holidayBrandenburg
Mar 31SundayEaster SundayObservance, ChristianAll except BB
Mar 31SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 1MondayEaster MondayNational holiday, Christian 
Apr 10WednesdayEid ul FitrObservance, MuslimBremen, Hamburg
Apr 23TuesdayGerman Beer DayObservance 
Apr 23TuesdayFirst Day of PassoverObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Apr 24WednesdaySecond Day of PassoverObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Apr 25ThursdayGirls' Day / Boys' DayObservance 
Apr 28SundaySixth Day of PassoverObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Apr 29MondaySeventh Day of PassoverObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Apr 30TuesdayWalpurgis NightObservance 
May 1WednesdayMay DayNational holiday 
May 5SundayEurope Day (Council of Europe)Observance 
May 8WednesdayAnniversary of the End of World War IIObservanceB, BB, HB, MVP, TH
May 9ThursdayFathers' DayObservance 
May 9ThursdayAscension DayNational holiday, Christian 
May 9ThursdayEurope Day (European Union)Observance 
May 12SundayMothers' DayObservance 
May 19SundayWhit SundayChristian, Common local holidayBrandenburg
May 19SundayWhit SundayObservance, ChristianAll except BB
May 20MondayWhit MondayNational holiday, Christian 
May 23ThursdayConstitution DayObservance 
May 30ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian, Common local holidayBW, BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL, SN*, TH*
Jun 1SaturdayInternational Childrens' DayObservance 
Jun 3MondayEuropean Bicycle DayObservance 
Jun 12WednesdayFirst Day of ShavuotObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Jun 13ThursdaySecond Day of ShavuotObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Jun 16SundayCar-free SundayObservance 
Jun 17MondayRemembrance of the Victims of SED InjusticeObservanceBerlin, Thuringia
Jun 17MondayEid al-AdhaObservance, MuslimBremen, Hamburg
Jun 20ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 24MondaySt. JohnObservance, ChristianSaxony
Jun 29SaturdayArchitecture DayObservance 
Jun 29SaturdaySt Peter and PaulObservance, ChristianSaxony
Jul 17WednesdayAshura (Tentative Date)Observance, MuslimBremen, Hamburg
Aug 8ThursdayPeace Festival in AugsburgLocal holidayBavaria**
Aug 15ThursdayAssumption of MaryObservance, ChristianSaxony, Thuringia
Aug 15ThursdayAssumption of MaryChristian, Common local holidayBavaria*, Saarland
Sep 1SundayAnti War DayObservance 
Sep 8SundayEuropean Heritage DaysObservance 
Sep 14SaturdayGerman Language DayObservance 
Sep 20FridayGerman World Children's DayObservance 
Sep 20FridayGerman World Children's DayCommon local holidayThuringia
Sep 22SundaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Oct 3ThursdayRosh HashanaObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
Oct 3ThursdayDay of German UnityNational holiday 
Oct 4FridaySecond Day of Rosh HashanaObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
Oct 5SaturdayGerman Food Bank DayObservance 
Oct 6SundayHarvest FestivalObservance 
Oct 12SaturdayYom KippurObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
Oct 13SundayGrandparents' DayObservanceBavaria
Oct 17ThursdayFirst day of SukkotObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Oct 18FridaySecond Day of SukkotObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Oct 22TuesdaySixth Day of SukkotObservance, HebrewBavaria
Oct 23WednesdaySeventh Day of SukkotObservance, HebrewBavaria
Oct 24ThursdayShemini AtzeretObservance, HebrewBremen, Saarland
Oct 25FridaySimchat TorahObservance, HebrewBremen
Oct 27SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 30WednesdayWorld Thrift DayObservance 
Oct 31ThursdayReformation DayObservance, ChristianBremen, BW
Oct 31ThursdayReformation DayCommon local holidayBB, HB, HH, MVP, NDS, SH, SN, ST, TH
Oct 31ThursdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1FridayAll Saints' DayObservance, ChristianHB, NDS*, SN, TH
Nov 1FridayAll Saints' DaySilent Day, public holidayBW, BY, NRW, RLP, SL
Nov 2SaturdayAll Souls' DaySilent DayLower Saxony*
Nov 9SaturdayNight of Broken Glass Remembrance DayObservance 
Nov 9Saturday9th of NovemberObservanceBerlin
Nov 9SaturdayFall of the Berlin WallObservance 
Nov 11MondaySt. Martin's DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 17SundayNational Day of MourningSilent Day 
Nov 20WednesdayRepentance DayObservance, ChristianBW, HE, NDS, RLP, TH
Nov 20WednesdayRepentance DayChristian, Common local holidaySaxony
Nov 20WednesdayRepentance DaySilent DayBY, SL, SN
Nov 24SundaySunday of the DeadSilent Day 
Dec 1SundayFirst Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 6FridaySaint Nicholas DayObservance, Christian 
Dec 8SundaySecond Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 8SundayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionObservance, ChristianSaxony
Dec 15SundayThird Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 19ThursdayRemembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by GenocideObservance 
Dec 21SaturdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 22SundayFourth Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 24TuesdayChristmas EveSilent Day 
Dec 25WednesdayChristmas DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 26ThursdayBoxing DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 31TuesdayNew Year's EveBank holiday 

* Observed only in some communities of this state.

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