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Public Holidays in Germany 2023

Discover the varied array of Public Holidays in Germany 2023. From traditional celebrations like Oktoberfest to historical commemorations and religious observances, this article delves into the rich cultural mosaic of Germany’s holidays, offering insights into their significance and how they are celebrated across the country.

Remember, these dates might change if officials make announcements. So, check back here often for updates. You can also scroll down to see the calendars for 2024, 2025, and 2026.

Calendar 2023

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Public Holidays in Germany - 2023

The public holidays of Germany in 2023 showcase a nation deeply rooted in tradition, history, and diversity. From vibrant street festivals to solemn moments of reflection, these holidays offer a glimpse into Germany’s rich cultural heritage. They unite its people in celebration, fostering a sense of unity and identity.

List of Public Holidays in Germany:

  1. New Year’s Day (January 1) – Marks the commencement of the new calendar year.
  2. Epiphany (January 6) – Also referred to as “Three Kings’ Day,” it commemorates the Magi’s visit to the infant Jesus.
  3. International Women’s Day (March 8) – Recognizes and celebrates the achievements and contributions of women globally.
  4. Good Friday – Observed on the Friday preceding Easter, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
  5. Easter Sunday – Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, a pivotal event in Christianity.
  6. Easter Monday – The day following Easter Sunday, often observed as a public holiday with various cultural traditions.
  7. Labour Day (May 1) – A day to honor the accomplishments of workers and the labor movement.
  8. Ascension Day – Marks the ascent of Jesus into heaven, observed 40 days after Easter.
  9. Whit Sunday (Pentecost) – Commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles.
  10. Whit Monday – The day after Pentecost, also observed as a public holiday.
  11. Corpus Christi – Celebrates the Eucharist and the body of Christ, observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
  12. Assumption Day (August 15) – Commemorates the Virgin Mary’s assumption into heaven.
  13. Day of German Unity (October 3) – Celebrates the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990.
  14. Reformation Day (October 31) – Commemorates Martin Luther’s posting of the Ninety-Five Theses in 1517.
  15. All Saints’ Day (November 1) – Honors all saints, known and unknown, in various Christian traditions.
  16. Repentance Day – A day for reflection and prayer, observed in some states, usually as a church holiday.
  17. Christmas Day (December 25) – Celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ.
  18. 2nd Day of Christmas (December 26) – A second day of Christmas celebrations and a public holiday.

Also Check:

Public Holidays in Germany 2024

Public Holidays in Germany 2025

Public Holidays in Germany 2026

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