Public Holidays in Germany in 2017

Germany List of national public holidays of Germany in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Friday January 06 Jan 6 Epiphany Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Saxony-Anhalt
Monday February 27 Feb 27 Fasching Fastnacht. Not a Public Holiday
Friday April 14 Apr 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 17 Apr 17 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Monday May 01 May 1 Labour Day
Sunday May 14 May 14 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Thursday May 25 May 25 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Thursday May 25 May 25 Fathers Day Celebrated on Ascension Day
Monday June 05 Jun 5 Whitmonday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Thursday June 15 Jun 15 Corpus Christi Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland
Tuesday August 15 Aug 15 Assumption Day Bavaria, Saarland
Saturday September 23 Sep 23 Oktoberfest Start of Oktoberfest. Not a public holiday.
Tuesday October 03 Oct 3 German Unity Day Celebrated on October 3rd
Tuesday October 31 Oct 31 Day of Reformation Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony,Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia
Wednesday November 01 Nov 1 All Saints Day Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland
Wednesday November 22 Nov 22 Repentance Day Saxony. Wednesday before November 23
Monday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Tuesday December 26 Dec 26 St Stephens Day Second day of Christmas


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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