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Holidays & Observances in Germany

Germany is a central European country. Though it has a rocky past, present day Germany is a highly prosperous country with the fourth best economy in the world. The cultural element that Germans are probably most proud of is their roster of great thinkers. Ludwig van Beethoven, Karl Marx, and Albert Einstein are just a few on a long list of German figures. Christianity is the most popular religion in Germany and its holidays are very important. Germany celebrates holidays with food, drink, and colorful traditions completely unique to Germany. Though most holidays are festive events, Germans take their mourning days seriously. On many mourning days festivities and music are prohibited.


Upcoming Popular Holidays

Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
National Day German Unity Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Independence Day German Unity Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Union Day / Unity Day / Unification Day German Unity Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Daylight Saving Time DST ends Time Related
Halloween Halloween Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Reformation Day Reformation Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
St. Martin's Day St. Martin's Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Day of Mourning (Volkstrauertag) Day of Mourning (Volkstrauertag) Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Repentance Day Repentance Day Local State, Region, Territory
Sunday of the Dead (Totensonntag) Sunday of the Dead Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Advent First Sunday of Advent Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Valentine's Day Valentines Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Daylight Saving Time DST starts Time Related
Mothers' Day Mothers Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Whit Monday Whit Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Peace Festival Peace Festival Local State, Region, Territory