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Palm Sunday in Germany

Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, according to Christian belief. It marks the beginning of Holy Week and always falls on the Sunday before Easter Sunday. Other names for this day include Passion Sunday, Fig Sunday, Willow Sunday, Branch Sunday, or Blossom Sunday.

Is Palm Sunday a Public Holiday?

Palm Sunday is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, April 14, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Germany.

Palm leaves
Many people who attend a Palm Sunday church service receive palms.
Many people who attend a Palm Sunday church service receive palms.
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About Palm Sunday

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Palm Sunday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2010SunMar 28Palm SundayObservance, Christian 
2011SunApr 17Palm SundayObservance, Christian 
2012SunApr 1Palm SundayObservance, Christian 
2013SunMar 24Palm SundayObservance, Christian 
2014SunApr 13Palm SundayObservance, Christian 
2015SunMar 29Palm SundayObservance, Christian 
2016SunMar 20Palm SundayObservance, Christian 
2017SunApr 9Palm SundayObservance, Christian 
2018SunMar 25Palm SundayObservance, Christian 
2019SunApr 14Palm SundayObservance, Christian 
2020SunApr 5Palm SundayObservance, Christian 

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