Germany has a total of 32 holidays in 2018. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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Name of Holiday Day Date Type
Neujahr Monday January 1 public
Weiberfastnacht Thursday February 8 observance
Rosenmontag Monday February 12 observance
Faschingsdienstag Tuesday February 13 bank
Aschermittwoch Wednesday February 14 observance
Valentinstag Wednesday February 14 observance
Gründonnerstag Thursday March 29 observance
Karfreitag Friday March 30 public
Ostersonntag Sunday April 1 observance
Ostermontag Monday April 2 public
Maifeiertag Tuesday May 1 public
Christi Himmelfahrt Thursday May 10 public
Muttertag Sunday May 13 observance
Pfingstsonntag Sunday May 20 observance
Pfingstmontag Monday May 21 public
Tag der Deutschen Einheit Wednesday October 3 public
Reformationstag Wednesday October 31 public
Allerheiligen Thursday November 1 observance
Allerseelen Friday November 2 observance
Sankt Martin (Faschingsbeginn) Sunday November 11 observance
Volkstrauertag Sunday November 18 observance
Buß- und Bettag Wednesday November 21 observance
Totensonntag Sunday November 25 observance
Heiliger Abend Monday December 24 bank
1. Weihnachtstag Tuesday December 25 public
2. Weihnachtstag Wednesday December 26 public
Silvester Monday December 31 bank
Heilige Drei Könige Saturday January 6 public
Fronleichnam Thursday May 31 public
Lichtmess Friday February 2 observance
Mariä Himmelfahrt Wednesday August 15 public
Augsburger Friedensfest Wednesday August 8 public