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Anniversary of the End of World War II in Germany

Is This a Public Holiday?

This is generally not a public holiday. In 2020, however, Berlin celebrated the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II with a public holiday. Here, businesses and offices were closed on that day.

End of World War II Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2016SunMay 8End of World War IIObservanceB, BB, HB, MVP, TH
2017MonMay 8End of World War IIObservanceB, BB, HB, MVP, TH
2018TueMay 8End of World War IIObservanceB, BB, HB, MVP, TH
2019WedMay 8End of World War IIObservanceB, BB, HB, MVP, TH
2020FriMay 8End of World War IIObservanceB, BB, HB, MVP, TH
2020FriMay 8End of World War IICommon local holidayBerlin
2021SatMay 8End of World War IIObservanceB, BB, HB, MVP, TH
2022SunMay 8End of World War IIObservanceB, BB, HB, MVP, TH
2023MonMay 8End of World War IIObservanceB, BB, HB, MVP, TH
2024WedMay 8End of World War IIObservanceB, BB, HB, MVP, TH
2025ThuMay 8End of World War IIObservanceB, BB, HB, MVP, TH
2026FriMay 8End of World War IIObservanceB, BB, HB, MVP, TH

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.