2012: Germany

Germany National public holidays of Germany in 2012

Sunday January 01 New Years Day
Friday January 06 Epiphany Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Saxony-Anhalt
Friday April 06 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 09 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Tuesday May 01 Labour Day
Sunday May 13 Mothers Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday.
Thursday May 17 Fathers Day Celebrated on Ascension Day
Thursday May 17 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Monday May 28 Whitmonday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Thursday June 07 Corpus Christi Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland
Wednesday August 15 Assumption Day Saarland
Wednesday October 03 German Unity Day Celebrated on October 3rd
Wednesday October 31 Day of Reformation Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony,Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia
Thursday November 01 All Saints Day Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland
Wednesday November 21 Repentance Day Saxony. Wednesday before November 23.
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday December 26 St Stephens Day


National Holiday
Regional Holiday
Not a Public Holiday


  • Except for German Unity Day, public holidays in Germany are determined by the federal states.
  • Holidays that fall on a weekend are not observed on a weekday instead.

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