Public Holidays in Germany 2024

Embark on a journey through time and culture as we unveil the anticipated Public Holidays in Germany for 2024. From centuries-old traditions to contemporary celebrations, this article will be your passport to understanding the significance of these holidays, the activities that accompany them, and how they bring people from all walks of life together in this dynamic and diverse nation. Whether you’re a traveler planning your visit or simply curious about German culture, this guide has something for everyone.

This page shows all the public holidays in Germany for 2024. 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 2023, 2025, and 2026.

Calendar 2024

Source: bunde.de

State-Wise Abbreviation

List of Public Holidays in Germany:

  1. New Year’s Day (January 1): It’s the start of the new year.

  2. Epiphany (January 6): Also called “Three Kings’ Day,” it remembers when the Magi visited baby Jesus.

  3. International Women’s Day (March 8): A day to celebrate and recognize women’s achievements worldwide.

  4. Good Friday: This is the Friday before Easter, remembering Jesus’ crucifixion.

  5. Easter Sunday: Celebrates Jesus coming back to life, a big deal in Christianity.

  6. Easter Monday: The day after Easter Sunday, often a day off with different traditions.

  7. Labour Day (May 1): A day to appreciate workers and the labor movement.

  8. Ascension Day: Marks when Jesus went up to heaven, 40 days after Easter.

  9. Whit Sunday (Pentecost): Celebrates the Holy Spirit coming to the apostles.

  10. Whit Monday: The day after Pentecost, also a day off.

  11. Corpus Christi: Celebrates the Eucharist and the body of Christ, usually on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday.

  12. Assumption Day (August 15): Remembers when Virgin Mary went to heaven.

  13. Day of German Unity (October 3): Celebrates East and West Germany coming together in 1990.

  14. Reformation Day (October 31): Marks Martin Luther posting the Ninety-Five Theses in 1517.

  15. All Saints’ Day (November 1): Honors all saints, known and unknown.

  16. Repentance Day: A day for thinking and praying, observed in some states, often a church holiday.

  17. Christmas Day (December 25): Celebrates the birth of Jesus.

  18. 2nd Day of Christmas (December 26): Another day of Christmas celebrations and a day off.

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