Public Holidays in Germany in 2016

Germany List of national public holidays of Germany in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 New Years Day
Wednesday January 06 Three Kings Day Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Saxony-Anhalt
Monday February 08 Fasching Fastnacht. Not a Public Holiday
Friday March 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday March 28 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Sunday May 01 Labour Day
Thursday May 05 Father's Day Celebrated on Ascension Day
Thursday May 05 Ascension Day Himmelfahrt. 40 days after Easter
Sunday May 08 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Monday May 16 Whit Monday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Thursday May 26 Corpus Christi Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland
Monday August 15 Assumption Day Bavaria, Saarland
Saturday September 17 Oktoberfest Start of Oktoberfest. Not a public holiday.
Monday October 03 German Unity Day Celebrated on October 3rd
Monday October 31 Day of Reformation Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony,Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia
Tuesday November 01 All Saints Day Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland
Wednesday November 16 Repentance Day Saxony. Wednesday before November 23
Sunday December 25 Christmas Day
Monday 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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