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German Holidays

National and Regional German Public Holidays in 2016:

2016

Date

Weekday

Name of Public German holiday

 

Jan. 01

 

Friday

 

New Year's Day (Neujahrstag)

 

all federal states

Jan. 06

 

Wednesday

 

Epiphany (Heilige Drei Könige)

 

Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Saxony-Anhalt

Mar. 25

 

Friday

 

Good Friday (Karfreitag)

 

all federal states

Mar. 28

 

Monday

 

Easter Monday (Ostermontag)

 

all federal states

May 01

 

Sunday

 

Labor Day (Maifeiertag)

 

all federal states

May 05

 

Thursday

 

Ascension Day (Christi Himmelfahrt)

 

all federal states

May 16

 

Monday

 

Whit Monday (Pfingstmontag)

 

all federal states

May 26

 

Thursday

 

Corpus Christi Day (Fronleichnam)

 

Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland

Aug. 15

 

Monday

 

Assumption Day (Maria Himmelfahrt)

 

Bavaria, Saarland

Oct. 03

 

Monday

 

Day of German Unity (Tag der Deutschen Einheit)

 

all federal states

Oct. 31

 

Monday

 

Reformation Day (Reformationstag)

 

Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia

Nov. 01

 

Tuesday

 

All Saints Day (Allerheiligen)

 

Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland

Nov. 16

 

Wednesday

 

Repentance Day (Buß- und Bettag)

 

Saxony

Dec. 25

 

Sunday

 

Christmas (1. Weihnachtstag)

 

all federal states

Dec. 26

 

Monday

 

2nd Christmas Day (2. Weihnachtstag)

 

all federal states


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