In Germany, every state will have its own list of public holidays. This 2016 Germany public holidays calendar is created using Microsoft Word with Germany public holidays date marker as well as its holiday short description at the bottom of the calendar. To get more information about regional holidays, tt will be wise to check on the particular state that will be visited in order to be able to enjoy the holiday trip in a better way. Some of Christian holidays considered being public holidays. During holidays offices will usually be closed while some public facilities may still be opened. The followings are the resume of public holidays in Germany. Easter Day is not listed below for being an absolute Sunday holiday.
Friday, 1st January 2016
New Year Day – National Holiday. First day on the year according to Gregorian/Western calendar. It is celebrated in every cities in Germany where you can see lots of people are gathering and counting down the clock in New Year’s Eve. If you are in Berlin, you can join one of Europe’s biggest street parties between Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column in Berlin.
Wednesday, 6th January 2016
Epiphany – Holiday Only in Saxony-Anhalt, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. A festival of Christians celebrating the God of Son as a human being in Jesus Christ.
Friday, 25th March 2016
Good Friday – National Holiday. A Friday before Easter.
Monday, 28th March 2016
Easter Monday – National Holiday. A Monday after Easter.
Sunday, 1st May 2016
Labours Day – National Holiday. The international workers’ day.
Thursday, 5th May 2016
Ascension Day – National Holiday. A day to celebrate Jesus Christ’s ascension.
Monday, 16th May 2016
Whit Monday – National Holiday. A day to celebrate the day after Pentecost.
Thursday, 26th May 2016
Corpus Christi – Holiday only in Saarland, Rineland-Palatinate, Notrh rhine-Westphalia, Hesse, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. A celebration in the belief of Jesus Christ’s body and blood.
Monday, 15th August 2016
Assumption Day of Mary – Holiday Only in Saarland. A feast day celebrating God assumed Virgin Mary to heaven.
Monday, 3rd October 2016
German Unity Day – National Holiday. A celebration to the union of German.
Monday, 31 October 2016
Reformation Day – Holiday only in Thuringia, Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Bradenburg. A commemoration of reformation done by communities of Lutheran and Reformed church.
Tuesday, 1st November 2016
All Saints Day – Holiday only in Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate, North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. A day to honor the live of every saint known.
Wednesday, 16th November 2016
Day of Repentance and Prayer – Holiday only in Saxony. A day for people to focus on praying and reflecting themselves.
Sunday, 25th December 2016
Christmas Day – National Holiday. International celebration to the birth of Jesus Christ.
Monday, 26th December 2016
St. Stephen’s Day – National Holiday. A day after Christmas, also known as Boxing Day.
As additional information, except for German Unity Day, public holiday in Germany are determined by the Federal States and Holiday that fall on a weekend are not observed on a weekday.
This 2016 Germany Public Holiday Calendar is editable. You can put additional date marker and notes in this calendar. You can add pictures as well.
2016 Calendar with Germany Public Holiday (136.6 KiB, 401 hits)