Public Holidays in Hesse in 2016

HE, Germany National and regional public holidays of Hesse, Germany 2016

Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Monday February 08 Feb 8 Fasching Fastnacht. Not a Public Holiday
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday March 28 Mar 28 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Sunday May 01 May 1 Labour Day
Thursday May 05 May 5 Fathers Day Celebrated on Ascension Day
Thursday May 05 May 5 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Sunday May 08 May 8 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Monday May 16 May 16 Whit Monday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Thursday May 26 May 26 Corpus Christi Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland
Saturday September 17 Sep 17 Oktoberfest Start of Oktoberfest. Not a public holiday.
Monday October 03 Oct 3 German Unity Day Celebrated on October 3rd
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Monday 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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