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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.

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About Palm Sunday

Read more about Palm Sunday.

Palm Sunday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SunMar 29Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2016SunMar 20Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2017SunApr 9Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2018SunMar 25Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2019SunApr 14Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2020SunApr 5Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2021SunMar 28Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2022SunApr 10Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2023SunApr 2Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2024SunMar 24Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2025SunApr 13Palm SundayObservance, Christian

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