Holidays and Observances in Germany for 2022

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.

2022 GERMANY HOLIDAYS

DateDayHoliday NameHoliday Type
January
Jan 1SaturdayNew Years DayNational
February
Feb 14MondayValentines DayObservance
Feb 28MondayShrove MondayObservance
March
Mar 1TuesdayCarnival TuesdayObservance
Mar 2WednesdayAsh WednesdayObservance
Mar 8TuesdayInternational Womens DayObservance
April
Apr 10SundayPalm SundayObservance
Apr 14ThursdayMaundy ThursdayObservance
Apr 15FridayGood FridayNational
Apr 16SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance
Apr 17SundayEaster SundayObservance
Apr 18MondayEaster MondayNational
May
May 1SundayMay DayNational
May 8SundayMothers DayObservance
May 8SundayAnniversary of the end of World War IIObservance
May 26ThursdayAscension DayNational
May 26ThursdayFathers DayObservance
June
Jun 5SundayWhit SundayObservance
Jun 6MondayWhit MondayNational
August
Aug 15MondayAssumption of MaryObservance
October
Oct 3MondayDay of German unityNational
Oct 31MondayHalloweenObservance
November
Nov 11FridaySt Martin DayObservance
Nov 13SundayNational Day of MourningObservance
Nov 20SundaySunday of the DeadObservance
Nov 27SundayFirst Advent SundayObservance
December
Dec 4SundaySecond Advent SundayObservance
Dec 6TuesdaySt Nicholas DayObservance
Dec 11SundayThird Advent SundayObservance
Dec 18SundayFourth Advent SundayObservance
Dec 25SundayChristmas DayNational
Dec 26MondayBoxing DayNational

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