Working in Germany. Extra days off in Germany in 2023 – 102 days off. Holidays and long weekends are a great opportunity to relax. Work places will grant you, in 2023, 47 days off but there are some that are guaranteed 102 days off.
In 2023, employees in Germany will benefit from additional days off. With 47 days off, in 2023, some of them will have a total of 102 days off.
This means they will double their leave. In 2023, there are a total of 47 public holidays (of which 4 days in 2024 due to the combination of Christmas and New Year).
Extra holidays in Germany in 2023 – 102 days off
Holidays and long weekends are a great opportunity to relax. In 2023, it is enough to take a few days of vacation before of after the holidays for a bit more rest. Upon analysing the calendar for holidays in 2023 to check when particular holidays and occasions for extended weekends fall.
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Next year, after proper planning, employees of one of the Länder, taking only 25 days of leave, will be able to rest for as many as 61 days.
Taking a vacation from January 2 to 5, we will be able to rest up to 9 days.
In March, residents of Berlin and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern will have the opportunity to take an extra break on the occasion of Women’s Day (March 8). Taking 2 days of leave (March 6-7) they will rest for 5 days.
During the Easter period , taking 8 days off between 03/04 – 06/04 / 11/04 – 14/04, we will enjoy 16 days off.
Taking only 4 days off from May 2 to 5, we will get 9 days off. Another occasion in May is the feast of the Ascension of the Lord , which falls on May 18. Taking 4 days off (May 15-17 and 19), we will be able to rest for 9 days.
Taking 4 days off on the occasion of Green Świątki, between May 30 and June 2, we have 9 days of vacation. On the other hand, on the occasion of Corpus Christi, which next year falls on June 8, taking a day off, we will stay at home for the next 4 days.
August 15 ( Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary ) is a public holiday in Saarland and in Bavaria. Taking 4 days off (August 14, 16-18), you will be able to rest for as many as 9 days.
October 3 is German Unity Day , which is celebrated throughout Germany. Taking 1 day off (October 2) we will be able to enjoy 4 days off. Residents of Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia will have an extra day off – October 31 ( Reformation Day ). Also in this case, if they take 1 day of leave on October 30, they will receive an additional 4 days of leave.
Residents of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland will also have the opportunity to take a short rest in November, where All Saints’ Day is a day off from work. Taking a leave between 31.10 – 31.10 / 02.11-03.11 (4 days of leave) they will have as many as 9 days off.
22 November is also the Day of Repentance and Prayer in Saxony . The inhabitants of this federal state will have the opportunity for additional relaxation. Taking two days of leave: 23/11 – 24/11, they will rest for 5 days.
On the occasion of Christmas, you only need 3 days off (27/12 – 29/12) to be able to enjoy 10 days off. And if we want to combine the Christmas holiday with the Epiphany, it is enough to take an additional 4 days of leave from January 2 to 5, 2024 to take advantage of as many as 16 days off.