Holidays in Germany 2024

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

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2024, 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, March 29, 2024.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 1, 2024.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2024, 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 9, 2024.

Whit Monday
Whit Monday, or Pentecost Monday, is a religious festival Christians celebrate. It falls on the day after Pentecost, the 50th day after Easter Sunday. In 2024, the holiday falls on May 20.

German Unity Day
German Unity Day is a national holiday in Germany observed on October 3, 2024. 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, 2024, 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 2024.

HolidayDateWeekdayNote
New Year's DayJan 01, 2024MondayAll States
EpiphanyJan 06, 2024SaturdayBW, BY, ST
International Women's DayMar 08, 2024FridayBE
Good FridayMar 29, 2024FridayAll States
Easter MondayApr 01, 2024MondayAll States
Labour DayMay 01, 2024WednesdayAll States
Ascension DayMay 09, 2024ThursdayAll States
Whit MondayMay 20, 2024MondayAll States
Corpus ChristiMay 30, 2024ThursdayBW, BY, HE,
NW, RP, SL
Peace FestivalAug 08, 2024ThursdayCity of Augsburg
Assumption DayAug 15, 2024ThursdaySL
World Children's DaySep 20, 2024FridayTH
German Unity DayOct 03, 2024ThursdayAll States
Reformation DayOct 31, 2024ThursdayBB, HB, HH, NI,
MV, SN, ST, SH, TH
All Saints' DayNov 01, 2024FridayBW, BY, NW, RP, SL
Repentance and Prayer DayNov 20, 2024WednesdaySN
Christmas DayDec 25, 2024WednesdayAll States
Christmas HolidayDec 26, 2024ThursdayAll States

Please check the working days in Germany in 2024.

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