public holidays germany

Here is a list of public (National and Regional) holidays in Germany for 2017.

  • January 1: New Year’s Day (Neujahrstag) (N).
  • January 6: Epiphany (Heilige Drei Könige) (R) – Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Saxony-Anhalt.
  • February 27:  Fasching (Fastnacht). Not a Public Holiday
  • April 14: Good Friday (Karfreitag) (N).
  • April 17: Easter Monday (Ostermontag) (N).
  • May 1: Labour Day (Maifeiertag) (N).
  • May 14: Mother’s Day (Muttertag). Not a Public Holiday
  • May 25: Ascension Day (Christi Himmelfahrt) (N) (40 days after Easter).
  • June 5: Whit Monday (Pfingstmontag) (N) (also known as Pentecost Monday).
  • June 15: Corpus Christi (Fronleichnam) (R) – Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, and some local authorities in Saxony and Thuringia.
  • August 8: Peace Festival (R) – Bavaria.
  • August 15: Assumption Day (Maria Himmelfahrt) (R) – Saarland and some local authorities in Bavaria.
  • October 3: Day of German Unity (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) (N).
  • October 31: Reformation Day (Reformationstag) (R) – Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and parts of Thuringia.
  • November 1: All Saints’ Day (Allerheiligen) (R) – Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland and parts of Thuringia.
  • November 22: Day of Prayer and Repentance (Buß- und Bettag) (R) – Saxony.
  • December 25: Christmas Day (Weihnachtstag) (N).
  • December 26:  Boxing Day/St. Stephen’s Day (Stephanstag) (N).

(N) = National
(R) = Regional

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