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Holidays and Observances in Germany in 2023

Holidays and Observances in Germany in 2023

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1SundayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 6FridayEpiphanyObservance, ChristianNDS*, SN, TH
Jan 6FridayEpiphanyCommon local holidayBW, BY, ST
Jan 22SundayFranco-German DayObservance 
Jan 27FridayRemembrance Day for the Victims of National SocialismObservance 
Feb 14TuesdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 16ThursdayHizir FastObservanceBremen, Hamburg
Feb 20MondayShrove MondayObservance 
Feb 21TuesdayCarnival TuesdayObservance 
Feb 22WednesdayCarnival / Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
Mar 8WednesdayInternational Women's DayObservanceAll except B, MVP
Mar 8WednesdayInternational Women's DayCommon local holidayBerlin, MVP
Mar 17FridaySt. Patrick's DayObservance, Christian 
Mar 18SaturdayAnniversary of the March RevolutionObservanceBerlin
Mar 20MondayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 21TuesdayAlevitic New YearObservanceBremen, Hamburg
Mar 26SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 2SundayPalm SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 6ThursdayMaundy ThursdaySilent DayBY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
Apr 6ThursdayMaundy ThursdayObservance, ChristianAll except BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL
Apr 6ThursdayFirst Day of PassoverObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Apr 7FridayGood FridayNational holiday, Christian 
Apr 7FridaySecond Day of PassoverObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Apr 8SaturdayHoly SaturdaySilent DayBY, HE, NDS, RLP, SL
Apr 9SundayEaster SundayObservance, ChristianAll except BB
Apr 9SundayEaster SundayChristian, Common local holidayBrandenburg
Apr 10MondayEaster MondayNational holiday, Christian 
Apr 11TuesdaySixth Day of PassoverObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Apr 12WednesdaySeventh Day of PassoverObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Apr 22SaturdayEid ul FitrObservance, MuslimBremen, Hamburg
Apr 23SundayGerman Beer DayObservance 
Apr 27ThursdayGirls' Day / Boys' DayObservance 
Apr 30SundayWalpurgis NightObservance 
May 1MondayMay DayNational holiday 
May 5FridayEurope Day (Council of Europe)Observance 
May 8MondayAnniversary of the End of World War IIObservanceB, BB, HB, MVP, TH
May 9TuesdayEurope Day (European Union)Observance 
May 14SundayMothers' DayObservance 
May 18ThursdayFathers' DayObservance 
May 18ThursdayAscension DayNational holiday, Christian 
May 23TuesdayConstitution DayObservance 
May 26FridayFirst Day of ShavuotObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
May 27SaturdaySecond Day of ShavuotObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
May 28SundayWhit SundayChristian, Common local holidayBrandenburg
May 28SundayWhit SundayObservance, ChristianAll except BB
May 29MondayWhit MondayNational holiday, Christian 
Jun 1ThursdayInternational Childrens' DayObservance 
Jun 3SaturdayEuropean Bicycle DayObservance 
Jun 8ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian, Common local holidayBW, BY, HE, NRW, RLP, SL, SN*, TH*
Jun 17SaturdayRemembrance of the Victims of SED InjusticeObservanceBerlin, Thuringia
Jun 18SundayCar-free SundayObservance 
Jun 21WednesdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 24SaturdaySt. JohnObservance, ChristianSaxony
Jun 24SaturdayArchitecture DayObservance 
Jun 29ThursdaySt Peter and PaulObservance, ChristianSaxony
Jun 29ThursdayEid al-AdhaObservance, MuslimBremen, Hamburg
Jul 28FridayAshuraObservance, MuslimBremen, Hamburg
Aug 8TuesdayPeace Festival in AugsburgLocal holidayBavaria**
Aug 15TuesdayAssumption of MaryChristian, Common local holidayBavaria*, Saarland
Aug 15TuesdayAssumption of MaryObservance, ChristianSaxony, Thuringia
Sep 1FridayAnti War DayObservance 
Sep 9SaturdayGerman Language DayObservance 
Sep 10SundayEuropean Heritage DaysObservance 
Sep 16SaturdayRosh HashanaObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
Sep 17SundaySecond Day of Rosh HashanaObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
Sep 20WednesdayGerman World Children's DayCommon local holidayThuringia
Sep 20WednesdayGerman World Children's DayObservance 
Sep 23SaturdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 25MondayYom KippurObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
Sep 30SaturdayGerman Food Bank DayObservance 
Sep 30SaturdayFirst day of SukkotObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Oct 1SundayHarvest FestivalObservance 
Oct 1SundaySecond Day of SukkotObservance, HebrewBY, HB, SL
Oct 3TuesdayDay of German UnityNational holiday 
Oct 5ThursdaySixth Day of SukkotObservance, HebrewBavaria
Oct 6FridaySeventh Day of SukkotObservance, HebrewBavaria
Oct 7SaturdayShemini AtzeretObservance, HebrewBremen, Saarland
Oct 8SundaySimchat TorahObservance, HebrewBremen
Oct 8SundayGrandparents' DayObservanceBavaria
Oct 29SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 30MondayWorld Thrift DayObservance 
Oct 31TuesdayReformation DayCommon local holidayBB, HB, HH, MVP, NDS, SH, SN, ST, TH
Oct 31TuesdayReformation DayObservance, ChristianBremen, BW
Oct 31TuesdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1WednesdayAll Saints' DayObservance, ChristianHB, NDS*, SN, TH
Nov 1WednesdayAll Saints' DaySilent Day, public holidayBW, BY, NRW, RLP, SL
Nov 2ThursdayAll Souls' DaySilent DayLower Saxony*
Nov 9ThursdayNight of Broken Glass Remembrance DayObservance 
Nov 9Thursday9th of NovemberObservanceBerlin
Nov 9ThursdayFall of the Berlin WallObservance 
Nov 11SaturdaySt. Martin's DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 19SundayNational Day of MourningSilent Day 
Nov 22WednesdayRepentance DaySilent DayBY, SL, SN
Nov 22WednesdayRepentance DayChristian, Common local holidaySaxony
Nov 22WednesdayRepentance DayObservance, ChristianBW, HE, NDS, RLP, TH
Nov 26SundaySunday of the DeadSilent Day 
Dec 3SundayFirst Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 6WednesdaySaint Nicholas DayObservance, Christian 
Dec 8FridayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionObservance, ChristianSaxony
Dec 10SundaySecond Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 17SundayThird Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 19TuesdayRemembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by GenocideObservance 
Dec 22FridayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24SundayFourth Advent SundayObservance, Christian 
Dec 24SundayChristmas EveSilent Day 
Dec 25MondayChristmas DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 26TuesdayBoxing DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 31SundayNew Year's EveBank holiday 

* Observed only in some communities of this state.

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