Holidays in Germany 2024

Holidays and Observances in Germany in 2018

Date Weekday Name Holiday Type
Jan 1 Monday New Year’s Day National
Jan 6 Saturday Epiphany Christian
Jan 22 Monday Franco-German Day Observance
Jan 27 Saturday Remembrance Day for the Victims of National Socialism Observance
Jan 28 Sunday European Privacy Day Observance
Feb 12 Monday Shrove Monday Observance
Feb 13 Tuesday Carnival/Shrove Tuesday Christian
Feb 14 Wednesday Ash Wednesday Silent Day
Feb 14 Wednesday Valentine’s Day Observance
Mar 20 Tuesday March equinox Season
Mar 25 Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts Clock change
Mar 25 Sunday Palm Sunday Christian
Mar 29 Thursday Maundy Thursday Silent Day
Mar 30 Friday Good Friday Silent Day, public
Apr 1 Sunday Easter Day Christian
Apr 2 Monday Easter Monday Christian
Apr 23 Monday German Beer Day Observance
Apr 26 Thursday Girls’ Day – Career Information Day Observance
Apr 30 Monday Walpurgis Night Observance
May 1 Tuesday May Day National
May 5 Saturday Europe Day Observance
May 10 Thursday Ascension Day National holiday, Christian
May 13 Sunday Mother’s Day Observance
May 20 Sunday Whit Sunday Silent Day
May 20 Sunday Whit Sunday Christian
May 21 Monday Whit Monday National, Christian
May 23 Wednesday Constitution Day Observance
May 31 Thursday Corpus Christi Local holiday, Christian
May 31 Thursday Corpus Christi Christian,Local
Jun 3 Sunday European Bicycle Day Observance
Jun 6 Wednesday Visually Impaired People Day Observance
Jun 16 Saturday Day of Music Observance
Jun 17 Sunday Car-free Sunday Observance
Jun 21 Thursday June Solstice Season
Jun 23 Saturday Architecture Day Observance
Aug 8 Wednesday Peace Festival in Augsburg Local
Aug 15 Wednesday Assumption of Mary Christian, Common Local Holidays
Sep 1 Saturday World Peace Day Observance
Sep 8 Saturday German Language Day Observance
Sep 9 Sunday European Heritage Days (Day of the Open Monument) Observance
Sep 9 Sunday Day of the Homeland Observance
Sep 20 Thursday German World Childrens’ Day Observance
Sep 23 Sunday September equinox Season
Sep 28 Friday German Sandwich Day Observance
Sep 29 Saturday German Food Bank Day Observance
Oct 3 Wednesday Day of German Unity National
Oct 7 Sunday Space Exploration Day Observance
Oct 7 Sunday Harvest Festival Observance
Oct 24 Wednesday Day of the Libraries Observance
Oct 28 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends Clock change
Oct 30 Tuesday World Thrift Day Observance
Oct 31 Wednesday Reformation Day  Local
Oct 31 Wednesday Halloween Observance
Nov 1 Thursday All Saints’ Day Silent Day, public
Nov 9 Friday Night of Broken Glass Remembrance Day Observance
Nov 9 Friday Fall of the Berlin Wall Observance
Nov 11 Sunday St. Martin’s Day Observance, Christian
Nov 18 Sunday National Day of Mourning Silent Day
Nov 21 Wednesday Repentance Day Christian
Nov 25 Sunday Sunday of the Dead Silent Day
Dec 2 Sunday First Sunday Advent Observance, Christian
Dec 6 Thursday Saint Nicholas Day Observance, Christian
Dec 9 Sunday Second Sunday Advent Observance, Christian
Dec 16 Sunday Third Sunday Advent Observance, Christian
Dec 19 Wednesday Remembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by Genocide Observance
Dec 21 Friday December Solstice Season
Dec 23 Sunday Fourth Sunday Advent Observance, Christian
Dec 24 Monday Christmas Eve Silent Day
Dec 25 Tuesday Christmas Day National holiday, Christian
Dec 26 Wednesday Boxing Day National holiday, Christian
Dec 31 Monday New Year’s Eve Observance

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