Public Holidays in Germany 2025

Dive into the future and get a sneak peek at the upcoming Public Holidays in Germany for 2025. This article is your gateway to understanding the cultural, historical, and social significance of these holidays. Explore the diverse festivities, traditions, and events that make each holiday unique, and discover how Germans come together to celebrate their heritage. Whether you’re planning a trip or simply curious about the country’s rich tapestry of culture, this guide will be your invaluable resource.

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

Calendar 2025

Source: bunde.de

State-Wise Abbreviation

List of Public Holidays in Germany:

  1. New Year’s Day (January 1): Marks the beginning of the new year.

  2. Epiphany (January 6): Also known as “Three Kings’ Day,” it commemorates the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus.

  3. International Women’s Day (March 8): Recognizes and celebrates the achievements and contributions of women worldwide.

  4. Good Friday: Observed on the Friday before Easter, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

  5. Easter Sunday: Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, a central event in Christianity.

  6. Easter Monday: The day after Easter Sunday, often a public holiday with various cultural traditions.

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

  8. Ascension Day: Marks the ascension 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, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit.

  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 of reflection and prayer observed in some states, usually 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.

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