Public Holidays in Germany 2022

Last Updated on 01/07/2022

Living in Germany or going on holiday there? Here’s a list of all the public holidays in Germany you need to know in 2022, as well as other important dates to note in your calendar.

Whether you live in Germany or are just visiting, it’s important that you pay attention to public holidays and other important dates. On some of these days, businesses and offices will be closed or have reduced hours.

To make sure you don’t miss any important events, our guide lists public holidays in Germany and important dates from the German calendar.
Public Holidays in Germany

Public and National Holidays in Germany – Calendar for 2021

There are 9 national holidays celebrated in Germany in 2021.

Official German holidays and non-working days in 2021:

DateWeekdayNameNotes
January 1stWednesdayNew Year’s DayNew Year’s Day, which is on January 1st, or the first day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, is a public holiday in Germany. Most shops and the offices are closed.
January 6thMondayEpiphanyOnly in certain regions. Long weekend.
March 8thSundayInternational Women’s DayOnly in certain regions.
April 10thFridayGood FridayLong weekend.
April 12thSundayEasterOnly in certain regions.
April 13thMondayEaster MondayLong weekend.
May 1stFridayLabor DayLong weekend.
May 21stThursdayFeast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ
May 31stSundayPentecost SundayOnly in certain regions.
June 1stMondayPentecost MondayLong weekend.
June 11thThursdayFeast of Corpus ChristiOnly in certain regions.
August 15thSaturdayAssumption of MaryOnly in certain regions.
September 20thSundayWorld Children’s DayOnly in certain regions.
October 3rdSaturdayGermany Unity Day
October 3rdSaturdayDay of German UnityOnly in certain regions.
October 31stSaturdayReformation DayOnly in certain regions.
November 1stSundayAll Saints’ DayOnly in certain regions.
November 18thWednesdayRepentance and Prayer DayOnly in certain regions.
December 25thFridayFirst Day of ChristmastideLong weekend.
December 26thSaturdaySecond Day of Christmastide

Other popular holidays in Germany

DateWeekdayNameNotes
March 3rdTuesdayWorld Wildlife Day
March 20thFridayMarch Equinox
May 10thSundayMother’s Day
May 21stThursdayFather’s Day
June 20thSaturdayJune Solstice
June 30thTuesdayInternational Asteroid Day
July 18thSaturdayNelson Mandela International Day
September 22ndTuesdaySeptember Equinox
December 21stMondayDecember Solstice
December 24thThursdayChristmas Eve
December 31stThursdayNew Year’s Eve

Public Holidays in Germany in 2022

  • Saturday, 1 January 2022 – New Year’s Day (Neujahr)
  • Thursday, 6 January 2022 – Epiphany (Heilige Drei Könige) – DE-BW, DE-BY, DE-ST
  • Tuesday, 8 March 2022 – International Women’s Day (Internationaler Frauentag) – DE-BE
  • Friday, 15 April 2022 – Good Friday (Karfreitag)
  • Sunday, 17 April 2022 – Easter Sunday (Ostersonntag) – DE-BB, DE-HE
  • Monday, 18 April 2022 – Easter Monday (Ostermontag)
  • Sunday, 1 May 2022 – Labour Day (Tag der Arbeit)
  • Thursday, 26 May 2022 – Ascension Day (Christi Himmelfahrt)
  • Sunday, 5 June 2022 – Pentecost (Pfingstsonntag) – DE-BB, DE-HE
  • Monday, 6 June 2022 – Whit Monday (Pfingstmontag)
  • Thursday, 16 June 2022 – Corpus Christi (Fronleichnam) – DE-BW, DE-BY, DE-HE, DE-NW, DE-RP, DE-SL
  • Monday, 15 August 2022 – Assumption Day (Mariä Himmelfahrt) – DE-SL
  • Tuesday, 20 September 2022 – World Children’s Day (Weltkindertag) – DE-TH
  • Monday, 3 October 2022 – German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit)
  • Monday, 31 October 2022 – Reformation Day (Reformationstag) – DE-BB, DE-MV, DE-SN, DE-ST, DE-TH, DE-HB, DE-HH, DE-NI, DE-SH
  • Tuesday, 1 November 2022 – All Saints’ Day (Allerheiligen) – DE-BW, DE-BY, DE-NW, DE-RP, DE-SL
  • Wednesday, 16 November 2022 – Repentance and Prayer Day (Buß- und Bettag) – DE-SN
  • Sunday, 25 December 2022 – Christmas Day (Erster Weihnachtstag)
  • Monday, 26 December 2022 – St. Stephen’s Day (Zweiter Weihnachtstag)

Public Holidays in Germany in 2023

  • Sunday, 1 January 2023 – New Year’s Day (Neujahr)
  • Friday, 6 January 2023 – Epiphany (Heilige Drei Könige) – DE-BW, DE-BY, DE-ST
  • Wednesday, 8 March 2023 – International Women’s Day (Internationaler Frauentag) – DE-BE
  • Friday, 7 April 2023 – Good Friday (Karfreitag)
  • Sunday, 9 April 2023 – Easter Sunday (Ostersonntag) – DE-BB, DE-HE
  • Monday, 10 April 2023 – Easter Monday (Ostermontag)
  • Monday, 1 May 2023 – Labour Day (Tag der Arbeit)
  • Thursday, 18 May 2023 – Ascension Day (Christi Himmelfahrt)
  • Sunday, 28 May 2023 – Pentecost (Pfingstsonntag) – DE-BB, DE-HE
  • Monday, 29 May 2023 – Whit Monday (Pfingstmontag)
  • Thursday, 8 June 2023 – Corpus Christi (Fronleichnam) – DE-BW, DE-BY, DE-HE, DE-NW, DE-RP, DE-SL
  • Tuesday, 15 August 2023 – Assumption Day (Mariä Himmelfahrt) – DE-SL
  • Wednesday, 20 September 2023 – World Children’s Day (Weltkindertag) – DE-TH
  • Tuesday, 3 October 2023 – German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit)
  • Tuesday, 31 October 2023 – Reformation Day (Reformationstag) – DE-BB, DE-MV, DE-SN, DE-ST, DE-TH, DE-HB, DE-HH, DE-NI, DE-SH
  • Wednesday, 1 November 2023 – All Saints’ Day (Allerheiligen) – DE-BW, DE-BY, DE-NW, DE-RP, DE-SL
  • Wednesday, 22 November 2023 – Repentance and Prayer Day (Buß- und Bettag) – DE-SN
  • Monday, 25 December 2023 – Christmas Day (Erster Weihnachtstag)
  • Tuesday, 26 December 2023 – St. Stephen’s Day (Zweiter Weihnachtstag)

Public Holidays in Germany in 2024

  • Monday, 1 January 2024 – New Year’s Day (Neujahr)
  • Saturday, 6 January 2024 – Epiphany (Heilige Drei Könige) – DE-BW, DE-BY, DE-ST
  • Friday, 8 March 2024 – International Women’s Day (Internationaler Frauentag) – DE-BE
  • Friday, 29 March 2024 – Good Friday (Karfreitag)
  • Sunday, 31 March 2024 – Easter Sunday (Ostersonntag) – DE-BB, DE-HE
  • Monday, 1 April 2024 – Easter Monday (Ostermontag)
  • Wednesday, 1 May 2024 – Labour Day (Tag der Arbeit)
  • Thursday, 9 May 2024 – Ascension Day (Christi Himmelfahrt)
  • Sunday, 19 May 2024 – Pentecost (Pfingstsonntag) – DE-BB, DE-HE
  • Monday, 20 May 2024 – Whit Monday (Pfingstmontag)
  • Thursday, 30 May 2024 – Corpus Christi (Fronleichnam) – DE-BW, DE-BY, DE-HE, DE-NW, DE-RP, DE-SL
  • Thursday, 15 August 2024 – Assumption Day (Mariä Himmelfahrt) – DE-SL
  • Friday, 20 September 2024 – World Children’s Day (Weltkindertag) – DE-TH
  • Thursday, 3 October 2024 – German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit)
  • Thursday, 31 October 2024 – Reformation Day (Reformationstag) – DE-BB, DE-MV, DE-SN, DE-ST, DE-TH, DE-HB, DE-HH, DE-NI, DE-SH
  • Friday, 1 November 2024 – All Saints’ Day (Allerheiligen) – DE-BW, DE-BY, DE-NW, DE-RP, DE-SL
  • Wednesday, 20 November 2024 – Repentance and Prayer Day (Buß- und Bettag) – DE-SN
  • Wednesday, 25 December 2024 – Christmas Day (Erster Weihnachtstag)
  • Thursday, 26 December 2024 – St. Stephen’s Day (Zweiter Weihnachtstag)

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