Holidays in Germany 2018


Holidays and Observances in Germany in 2018

DateWeekdayNameHoliday Type
Jan 1MondayNew Year’s DayNational
Jan 6SaturdayEpiphanyChristian
Jan 22MondayFranco-German DayObservance
Jan 27SaturdayRemembrance Day for the Victims of National SocialismObservance
Jan 28SundayEuropean Privacy DayObservance
Feb 12MondayShrove MondayObservance
Feb 13TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayChristian
Feb 14WednesdayAsh WednesdaySilent Day
Feb 14WednesdayValentine’s DayObservance
Mar 20TuesdayMarch equinoxSeason
Mar 25SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change
Mar 25SundayPalm SundayChristian
Mar 29ThursdayMaundy ThursdaySilent Day
Mar 30FridayGood FridaySilent Day, public
Apr 1SundayEaster DayChristian
Apr 2MondayEaster MondayChristian
Apr 23MondayGerman Beer DayObservance
Apr 26ThursdayGirls’ Day – Career Information DayObservance
Apr 30MondayWalpurgis NightObservance
May 1TuesdayMay DayNational
May 5SaturdayEurope DayObservance
May 10ThursdayAscension DayNational holiday, Christian
May 13SundayMother’s DayObservance
May 20SundayWhit SundaySilent Day
May 20SundayWhit SundayChristian
May 21MondayWhit MondayNational, Christian
May 23WednesdayConstitution DayObservance
May 31ThursdayCorpus ChristiLocal holiday, Christian
May 31ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian,Local
Jun 3SundayEuropean Bicycle DayObservance
Jun 6WednesdayVisually Impaired People DayObservance
Jun 16SaturdayDay of MusicObservance
Jun 17SundayCar-free SundayObservance
Jun 21ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason
Jun 23SaturdayArchitecture DayObservance
Aug 8WednesdayPeace Festival in AugsburgLocal
Aug 15WednesdayAssumption of MaryChristian, Common Local Holidays
Sep 1SaturdayWorld Peace DayObservance
Sep 8SaturdayGerman Language DayObservance
Sep 9SundayEuropean Heritage Days (Day of the Open Monument)Observance
Sep 9SundayDay of the HomelandObservance
Sep 20ThursdayGerman World Childrens’ DayObservance
Sep 23SundaySeptember equinoxSeason
Sep 28FridayGerman Sandwich DayObservance
Sep 29SaturdayGerman Food Bank DayObservance
Oct 3WednesdayDay of German UnityNational
Oct 7SundaySpace Exploration DayObservance
Oct 7SundayHarvest FestivalObservance
Oct 24WednesdayDay of the LibrariesObservance
Oct 28SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change
Oct 30TuesdayWorld Thrift DayObservance
Oct 31WednesdayReformation Day Local
Oct 31WednesdayHalloweenObservance
Nov 1ThursdayAll Saints’ DaySilent Day, public
Nov 9FridayNight of Broken Glass Remembrance DayObservance
Nov 9FridayFall of the Berlin WallObservance
Nov 11SundaySt. Martin’s DayObservance, Christian
Nov 18SundayNational Day of MourningSilent Day
Nov 21WednesdayRepentance DayChristian
Nov 25SundaySunday of the DeadSilent Day
Dec 2SundayFirst Sunday AdventObservance, Christian
Dec 6ThursdaySaint Nicholas DayObservance, Christian
Dec 9SundaySecond Sunday AdventObservance, Christian
Dec 16SundayThird Sunday AdventObservance, Christian
Dec 19WednesdayRemembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by GenocideObservance
Dec 21FridayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 23SundayFourth Sunday AdventObservance, Christian
Dec 24MondayChristmas EveSilent Day
Dec 25TuesdayChristmas DayNational holiday, Christian
Dec 26WednesdayBoxing DayNational holiday, Christian
Dec 31MondayNew Year’s EveObservance