Germany Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Germany. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national list or choose your state’s calendar.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day||National|
|6 Jan||Fri||Epiphany||BW, BY & ST|
|16 Apr||Sun||Easter Sunday||BB|
|17 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday||National|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day||National|
|25 May||Thu||Ascension Day||National|
|4 Jun||Sun||Whit Sunday||BB|
|5 Jun||Mon||Whit Monday||National|
|15 Jun||Thu||Corpus Christi||BW, BY, HE, NW, RP, SL,|
SN & TH
|15 Aug||Tue||Assumption Day||BY & SL|
|3 Oct||Tue||Day of German Unity||National|
|31 Oct||Tue||Reformation Day||National|
|1 Nov||Wed||All Saints' Day||BW, BY, NW, RP & SL|
|15 Nov||Wed||Repentance Day||SN|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day||National|
|26 Dec||Tue||2nd Day of Christmas||National|
Choose your state
Public holidays in Germany are determined by each federal state such that, for instance, Repentance Day is only a holiday in Saxony and Assumption Day is only celebrated in the states of Bavaria and Saarland. The exception to this rule is the Day of German Unity, which is a federally mandated public holiday marked on October 3 each year.
Of course, many public holidays are celebrated in every state, making them de facto national holidays as well. Each public holiday in Germany is marked with special events related to the religious or cultural event they commemorate.
While many Germans take part in these events, public holidays today are an opportunity to rest, relax and enjoy. And when a Friday or Monday holiday creates a long weekend, it’s guaranteed that families and individuals will make the most of the opportunity to travel – particularly in the summertime!
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