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Germany's Business Holidays


Jan 1 New Year's Day

Jan 6 Epiphany* (In Baden-Wurttemberg, Bavaria and Saxony-Anhalt)

Apr 14 Good Friday

Apr 16 Easter #1 Easter #2

Apr 17 Easter Monday

May 1 May Day or Labor Day

May 25 Ascension

Jun 4 Pentecost Sunday

Jun 5 Pentecost Monday

Jun 15 Corpus Christi

Aug 15 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary* (In Bavaria and Saarland only (predominantly Catholic Communities)

Oct 3 Day of Germany Unity

Oct 31 Reformation Day* (In Brandenburg, Meckleburg- Vorpommern, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia, (predominantly Evangelical communities)

Nov 1 All Saints' Day* (In Baden-Wurttemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland Palatinate, Saarland and Thuringia, (predominantly Catholic Communities)

Nov 22 Repentance Day

Dec 24 Christmas Eve (Govt. closed, shops half day)

Dec 25 Christmas Day

Dec 26 Second Day of Christmas

*Only certain sectors of the community observe these days

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