Holidays in Germany 2023

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The number of public holidays in Germany varies across states; however, nine public holidays are celebrated in all states.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 7, 2023.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 10, 2023.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

Ascension Day
Also known as the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, Ascension Day commemorates the Christian belief in the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. It falls on May 18, 2023.

Whit Monday
Whit Monday, also known as Pentecost Monday, is a religious festival Christians celebrate. It falls on the day after Pentecost, the 50th day after Easter Sunday. In 2023, the holiday falls on May 29.

German Unity Day
German Unity Day is a national holiday in Germany observed on October 3, 2023. The holiday commemorates the reunification of West Germany and East Germany, and the reunification was formally completed on October 3, 1990.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.

The following is the list of public holidays in Germany 2023.

HolidayDateWeekdayNote
New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayAll States
EpiphanyJan 06, 2023FridayBW, BY, ST
International Women's DayMar 08, 2023WednesdayBE
Good FridayApr 07, 2023FridayAll States
Easter MondayApr 10, 2023MondayAll States
Labour DayMay 01, 2023MondayAll States
Ascension DayMay 18, 2023ThursdayAll States
Whit MondayMay 29, 2023MondayAll States
Corpus ChristiJun 08, 2023ThursdayBW, BY, HE,
NW, RP, SL
Peace FestivalAug 08, 2023TuesdayCity of Augsburg
Assumption DayAug 15, 2023TuesdaySL
World Children's DaySep 20, 2023WednesdayTH
German Unity DayOct 03, 2023TuesdayAll States
Reformation DayOct 31, 2023TuesdayBB, HB, HH, NI,
MV, SN, ST, SH, TH
All Saints' DayNov 01, 2023WednesdayBW, BY, NW, RP, SL
Repentance and Prayer DayNov 22, 2023WednesdaySN
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayAll States
Christmas HolidayDec 26, 2023TuesdayAll States

Please check the working days in Germany in 2023.

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