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Holy Saturday in Germany

Holy Saturday commemorates the day that Jesus Christ lay in the tomb after his death, according to the Christian bible. It is the day after Good Friday and the day before Easter Sunday. It is also known as Easter Eve, Easter Even, Black Saturday, or the Saturday before Easter.

Is Holy Saturday a Public Holiday?

While Holy Saturday is not a public holiday, it is categorized as a silent day (stiller Tag) in all or part of Germany. In some states, special restrictions may apply for certain types of activities, such as concerts or dance events. Depending on the state, businesses may follow normal or restricted opening hours, or they may be closed for the day.

Holy Saturday commemorates the day that Jesus (sculpture of him pictured above) lay in his tomb after he died. He was resurrected on Easter Sunday, the day after Holy Saturday, according to Christian belief.

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About Holy Saturday

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Holy Saturday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2016SatMar 26Holy SaturdaySilent DayBY, HE, NDS, RLP
2017SatApr 15Holy SaturdaySilent DayBY, HE, NDS, RLP
2018SatMar 31Holy SaturdaySilent DayBY, HE, NDS, RLP
2019SatApr 20Holy SaturdaySilent DayBY, HE, NDS, RLP
2020SatApr 11Holy SaturdaySilent DayBY, HE, NDS, RLP
2021SatApr 3Holy SaturdaySilent DayBY, HE, NDS, RLP
2022SatApr 16Holy SaturdaySilent DayBY, HE, NDS, RLP
2023SatApr 8Holy SaturdaySilent DayBY, HE, NDS, RLP
2024SatMar 30Holy SaturdaySilent DayBY, HE, NDS, RLP
2025SatApr 19Holy SaturdaySilent DayBY, HE, NDS, RLP
2026SatApr 4Holy SaturdaySilent DayBY, HE, NDS, RLP

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