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2024 public holidays in Germany – Mark these down!

The number of public holidays in Germany varies from state to state, but there are nine holidays that apply nationwide. Here’s a comprehensive overview of the public holidays for the entire year 2024 across Germany and each individual federal state. Stay informed to plan your vacations, anticipate long weekends, and organize your trips and activities accordingly.

Public holidays and days off throughout Germany in 2024

  • January 1, Monday –  New Year (Neujahr)
  • March 29, Friday –  Good Friday (Karfreitag)
  • April 1, Monday –  Easter Monday (Ostersmontag)
  • May 1, Wednesday –  Labor Day (Tag der Arbeit)
  • May 9, Thursday –  Ascension (Christi Himmelfahrt)
  • May 20, Monday –  Pentecost (Pfingsmontag)
  • October 3, Thursday –  German Reunification Day (Tag der deutschen Einheit)
  • December 25 and 26, Wednesday and Thursday –  Christmas (Weihnachtsfeiertag)
    Read also: Important changes coming into effect from February 2024 in Germany

Public holidays and non-working days in certain federal states in 2024

  • January 6, Saturday – Epiphany (Feast of the Three Kings – Heilige Drei Könige) – Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Saxony-Anhalt
  • March 8, Friday – Women’s Day (Frauentag) – Berlin
  • March 31, Sunday – Easter Sunday (Ostersonntag) – Brandenburg
  • May 19, Sunday – Pentecost – Brandenburg
  • May 30, Thursday – Corpus Christi (Fronleichnam) – Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland
  • August 8, Thursday – Peace Festival in Augsburg – free day in the Bavarian city of Augsburg
  • August 15, Thursday – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Mariä Himmelfahrt) – Saarland and in Bavaria
  • September 30, Monday – Children’s Day (Kindertag) – Thuringia
  • October 31, Thursday – Reformation Day (Reformationstag) – Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia
  • November 1, Friday – All Saints – (Allerheiligen)- Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland
  • November 20, Wednesday – Day of Repentance and Prayer in Germany – public holiday in Saxony
holidays in Germany vary from state to state, with nine holidays applying nationwide
Holidays in Germany vary from state to state, but there are nine holidays that apply nationwide

Restrictions on Truck Driving in Germany for the Year 2024

The prohibition on truck driving in Germany is in effect throughout the year on all roadways on Sundays and public holidays from 0:00 to 22:00. Additionally, during the holiday period from July 1 to August 31, there is an extra restriction on some highways and federal roads, with a ban on trucks on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Read also: February 2024 Kindergeld and Kinderzuschlag payment dates

Holidays in Germany in 2024

To sum up, the 2024 holiday and days off calendar for Germany offers a comprehensive overview, presenting ample opportunities for relaxation and quality time with loved ones. Whether you’re gearing up for an urban getaway in one of the dynamic cities or looking to immerse yourself in the breath-taking natural landscapes of the federal lands, this guide is your key to planning a year brimming with unforgettable experiences. Take note of these significant dates to effectively organize your time and immerse yourself in the beauty and diverse traditions that Germany has to offer in 2024!