Public Holidays in North Rhine-Westphalia in 2016

NW, Germany National and regional public holidays of North Rhine-Westphalia, 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
Tuesday November 01 Nov 1 All Saints Day Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland
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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