Public Holidays in Germany in 2017

Germany Upcoming Holidays in Germany

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2017 This National holiday is in 13 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

St Stephens Day
St. Stephen's Day

26 December 2017 This National holiday is in 14 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

New Year's Day
New Year's Day

1 January 2018 This National holiday is in 20 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...

Germany List of national public holidays of Germany in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 New Years Day
Friday January 06 Three King's Day Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Saxony-Anhalt
Monday February 27 Fasching Fastnacht. Not a Public Holiday
Friday April 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 17 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Monday May 01 Labour Day
Sunday May 14 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Thursday May 25 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Thursday May 25 Father's Day Celebrated on Ascension Day
Monday June 05 Whit Monday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Thursday June 15 Corpus Christi Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland
Tuesday August 15 Assumption Day Bavaria, Saarland
Saturday September 16 Oktoberfest Start of Oktoberfest. Not a public holiday.
Tuesday October 03 German Unity Day Celebrated on October 3rd
Tuesday October 31 Day of Reformation Nationwide holiday in 2017 to mark the 500th anniversary
Wednesday November 01 All Saints' Day Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland
Wednesday November 22 Repentance Day Saxony. Wednesday before November 23
Monday December 25 Christmas Day
Tuesday December 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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