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Holidays and Observances in Germany in 2025

Holidays and Observances in Germany in 2025

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 6MondayEpiphanyObservance, ChristianNDS*, SN, TH
Jan 6MondayEpiphanyCommon local holidayBW, BY, ST
Jan 22WednesdayFranco-German DayObservance 
Jan 27MondayRemembrance Day for the Victims of National SocialismObservance 
Feb 14FridayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 16SundayHizir FastObservanceBremen, Hamburg
Mar 3MondayShrove MondayObservance 
Mar 4TuesdayCarnival TuesdayObservance 
Mar 5WednesdayCarnival / Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
Mar 8SaturdayInternational Women's DayObservanceAll except B, MVP
Mar 8SaturdayInternational Women's DayCommon local holidayBerlin, MVP
Mar 17MondaySt. Patrick's DayObservance, Christian 
Mar 18TuesdayAnniversary of the March RevolutionObservanceBerlin
Mar 20ThursdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 21FridayAlevitic New YearObservanceBremen, Hamburg
Mar 30SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 31MondayEid ul FitrObservance, MuslimBremen, Hamburg
Apr 13SundayPalm SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 13SundayFirst Day of PassoverObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Apr 14MondaySecond Day of PassoverObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Apr 17ThursdayMaundy ThursdayObservance, ChristianAll except BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
Apr 17ThursdayMaundy ThursdaySilent DayBY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
Apr 18FridayGood FridayNational holiday, Christian 
Apr 18FridaySixth Day of PassoverObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Apr 19SaturdayHoly SaturdaySilent DayBY, HE, NDS, RLP, SL
Apr 19SaturdaySeventh Day of PassoverObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Apr 20SundayEaster SundayObservance, ChristianAll except BB
Apr 20SundayEaster SundayChristian, Common local holidayBrandenburg
Apr 21MondayEaster MondayNational holiday, Christian 
Apr 23WednesdayGerman Beer DayObservance 
Apr 24ThursdayGirls' Day / Boys' DayObservance 
Apr 30WednesdayWalpurgis NightObservance 
May 1ThursdayMay DayNational holiday 
May 5MondayEurope Day (Council of Europe)Observance 
May 8ThursdayAnniversary of the End of World War IIObservanceB, BB, HB, MVP, TH
May 9FridayEurope Day (European Union)Observance 
May 11SundayMothers' DayObservance 
May 23FridayConstitution DayObservance 
May 29ThursdayFathers' DayObservance 
May 29ThursdayAscension DayNational holiday, Christian 
Jun 1SundayInternational Children's DayObservance 
Jun 2MondayFirst Day of ShavuotObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Jun 3TuesdayEuropean Bicycle DayObservance 
Jun 3TuesdaySecond Day of ShavuotObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Jun 7SaturdayEid al-AdhaObservance, MuslimBremen, Hamburg
Jun 8SundayWhit SundayChristian, Common local holidayBrandenburg
Jun 8SundayWhit SundayObservance, ChristianAll except BB
Jun 9MondayWhit MondayNational holiday, Christian 
Jun 15SundayCar-free SundayObservance 
Jun 17TuesdayRemembrance of the Victims of SED InjusticeObservanceBerlin, Thuringia
Jun 19ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian, Common local holidayBW, BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL, SN*, TH*
Jun 21SaturdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 24TuesdaySt. JohnObservance, ChristianSaxony
Jun 28SaturdayArchitecture DayObservance 
Jun 29SundaySt Peter and PaulObservance, ChristianSaxony
Jul 6SundayAshura (Tentative Date)Observance, MuslimBremen, Hamburg
Aug 8FridayPeace Festival in AugsburgLocal holidayBavaria**
Aug 15FridayAssumption of MaryChristian, Common local holidayBavaria*, Saarland
Aug 15FridayAssumption of MaryObservance, ChristianSaxony, Thuringia
Sep 1MondayAnti War DayObservance 
Sep 13SaturdayGerman Language DayObservance 
Sep 14SundayEuropean Heritage DaysObservance 
Sep 20SaturdayGerman World Children's DayCommon local holidayThuringia
Sep 20SaturdayGerman World Children's DayObservance 
Sep 22MondaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 23TuesdayRosh HashanaObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
Sep 24WednesdaySecond Day of Rosh HashanaObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
Oct 2ThursdayYom KippurObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
Oct 3FridayDay of German UnityNational holiday 
Oct 5SundayHarvest FestivalObservance 
Oct 7TuesdayFirst day of SukkotObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Oct 8WednesdaySecond Day of SukkotObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Oct 12SundayGrandparents' DayObservanceBavaria
Oct 12SundaySixth Day of SukkotObservance, HebrewBavaria
Oct 13MondaySeventh Day of SukkotObservance, HebrewBavaria
Oct 14TuesdayShemini AtzeretObservance, HebrewBremen, Saarland
Oct 15WednesdaySimchat TorahObservance, HebrewBremen
Oct 26SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 30ThursdayWorld Thrift DayObservance 
Oct 31FridayReformation DayObservance, ChristianBremen, BW
Oct 31FridayReformation DayCommon local holidayBB, HB, HH, MVP, NDS, SH, SN, ST, TH
Oct 31FridayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1SaturdayAll Saints' DayObservance, ChristianHB, NDS*, SN, TH
Nov 1SaturdayAll Saints' DaySilent Day, public holidayBW, BY, NRW, RLP, SL
Nov 2SundayAll Souls' DaySilent DayLower Saxony*
Nov 9SundayNight of Broken Glass Remembrance DayObservance 
Nov 9Sunday9th of NovemberObservanceBerlin
Nov 9SundayFall of the Berlin WallObservance 
Nov 11TuesdaySt. Martin's DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 16SundayNational Day of MourningSilent Day 
Nov 19WednesdayRepentance DaySilent DayBY, SL, SN
Nov 19WednesdayRepentance DayObservance, ChristianBW, HE, NDS, RLP, TH
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 8MondayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionObservance, ChristianSaxony
Dec 14SundayThird Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 19FridayRemembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by GenocideObservance 
Dec 21SundayFourth Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 21SundayDecember 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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