Holiday Guide for Germany in 2019

Germany 2019

Germany information

Population: 83.24m
Capital: Berlin
Calling Code: (49)
Time Zone: +1 UTC
Currency: Euro
Language: German

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 is celebrated on January 6th and commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus to the Magi, or three wise men. In some countries, it may be known as Three Kings Day.

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 Sunday

Easter Sunday (Ostersonntag)

Brandenburg: Easter Sunday is the most important date in the Christian church. In the bible, it is the day when Mary Magdalene found that an empty tomb in the cave in which Jesus had been placed.

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: This day observes the departure of Jesus from earth after his resurrection. It is perhaps the earliest observed celebration in Christianity.

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 1st 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: December 26th 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.