Holidays and Observances in Germany for 2023

What are the main holidays in Germany? As with most countries, national holidays in Germany generally mark religious, quasi-religious or patriotic occasions. Below is a listing of all public holidays in Germany. Add these holidays to a calendar using our calendar maker. Click on any holiday below for more details and dates for the next 10 years.

2023 GERMANY HOLIDAYS

DateDayHoliday NameHoliday Type
JANUARY
Jan 1SundayNew Years DayNational
FEBRUARY
Feb 14TuesdayValentines DayObservance
Feb 20MondayShrove MondayObservance
Feb 21TuesdayCarnival TuesdayObservance
Feb 22WednesdayAsh WednesdayObservance
MARCH
Mar 8WednesdayInternational Womens DayObservance
APRIL
Apr 2SundayPalm SundayObservance
Apr 6ThursdayMaundy ThursdayObservance
Apr 7FridayGood FridayNational
Apr 8SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance
Apr 9SundayEaster SundayObservance
Apr 10MondayEaster MondayNational
MAY
May 1MondayMay DayNational
May 8MondayAnniversary of the end of World War IIObservance
May 14SundayMothers DayObservance
May 18ThursdayAscension DayNational
May 18ThursdayFathers DayObservance
May 28SundayWhit SundayObservance
May 29MondayWhit MondayNational
AUGUST
Aug 15TuesdayAssumption of MaryObservance
OCTOBER
Oct 3TuesdayDay of German unityNational
Oct 31TuesdayHalloweenObservance
NOVEMBER
Nov 11SaturdaySt Martin DayObservance
Nov 19SundayNational Day of MourningObservance
Nov 26SundaySunday of the DeadObservance
DECEMBER
Dec 3SundayFirst Advent SundayObservance
Dec 6WednesdaySt Nicholas DayObservance
Dec 10SundaySecond Advent SundayObservance
Dec 17SundayThird Advent SundayObservance
Dec 24SundayFourth Advent SundayObservance
Dec 25MondayChristmas DayNational
Dec 26TuesdayBoxing DayNational