Holiday Guide for Germany in 2019

Germany 2019

Germany information

Population: 81.77m
Capital: Berlin
Calling Code: (49)
Time Zone: +1 UTC
Currency: Euro
Language: German

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Germany List of Public Holidays in Germany in 2019

New Year's Day

New Year's Day (Neujahrstag)

Germany: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Three King's Day

Three King's Day (Heilige Drei Könige)

Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Saxony-Anhalt: A major Christian celebration. Epiphany commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus to the wise men

International Women's Day

 Long Weekend! 
International Women's Day (Tag der Frau)

Berlin: In 2019, Berlin became the first federal state to observe Women's Day as a public holiday

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday (Karfreitag)

Germany: Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Easter Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Easter Monday (Ostermontag)

Germany: Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

Labour Day

Labour Day (Tag der Arbeit)

Germany: This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement

Ascension Day

Ascension Day (Christi Himmelfahrt)

Germany: Commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven thirty nine days after his crucifixion

Whit Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Whit Monday (Pfingstmontag)

Germany: Commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles.

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi (Fronleichnam)

Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland: The Feast of Corpus Christi is a Catholic festival celebrated on the second Thursday after Whitsun

Assumption Day

Assumption Day (Mariä Himmelfahrt)

Bavaria, Saarland: The Feast of the Assumption is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ

World Children's Day

 Long Weekend! 
World Children's Day (Weltkindertag)

Thuringia: The World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland, proclaimed June 1 to be International Children's Day in 1925

German Unity Day

German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit)

Germany: Commemorates the anniversary of German reunification in 1990

Reformation Day

Reformation Day (Reformationstag)

Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia: Commemorates the day in 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his 95 'these' to the door of the church in Wittenburg

All Saints' Day

 Long Weekend! 
All Saints' Day (Allerheiligen)

Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland: Pope Boniface IV dedicated the day as a holiday to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary and all martyrs

Repentance Day

Repentance Day (Buß- und Bettag)

Saxony: Saxony. Protestant churches celebrate a Day of Repentance and Prayer on the Wednesday before November 23

Christmas Day

Christmas Day (Weihnachtstag)

Germany: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

St. Stephen's Day

St. Stephen's Day (Zweiter Weihnachtsfeiertag)

Germany: 26th December is the Feast of St. Stephen in Western Christianity. It is observed as a second day of Christmas holidays in several countries.


  • Except for German Unity Day, public holidays in Germany are determined by the federal states.
  • Holidays are normally observed on their calendar date.