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Public holidays in Germany 2023: Long weekends are approaching in May

Public holidays in Germany 2023: Long weekends are approaching in May

Life in Germany. Holiday in Germany. This month comes with long weekends to look forward to. As is the date of Easter, the date of the holiday is movable and everyone will be able to enjoy. Here is all you need to know.

Feast of the Ascension of the Lord

In Germany, Ascension of the Lord, or Christi Himmelfahrt is a day off from work throughout the country. Similar to Easter, the date of the holiday is movable. In 2023, the feast of the Ascension of Christ, Christi Himmelfahrt, falls on Thursday, May 18. Due to the fact that it will be a long weekend for many Germans, ADAC warns about traffic jams on the roads . Truck drivers must take into account traffic restrictions.

Ascension of the Lord – date

  • Ascension of the Lord 2023: Thursday, May 18
  • Ascension of the Lord 2024: Thursday, May 9
  • Ascension of the Lord 2025: Thursday, May 29
  • Ascension 2026: Thursday, May 14
  • Ascension of the Lord 2027: Thursday, May 6
  • Ascension of the Lord 2028: Thursday, May 25

Christmas in Germany in May 2023 – Pentecost

May 29, 2023 – Pentecost – Pfingsmontag  – German public holiday
Pentecost / Pfingsten and Pentecost Monday (Pfingstmontag) fall on May 29 and 30 this year.
These are one of the most important religious holidays in Christianity, celebrated 50 days after Easter. 
Pentecostal Monday is one of the public holidays that apply in all federal states. On the occasion of the holiday, students in Germany always have holidays. Below are the dates of the Pentecostal holidays broken down by Länder.

Pentecostal holidays in individual federal states in 2023

  • 30.05 – 09.06 Baden-Württemberg
  • 30.05 – 09.06 Bavaria
  • 30/05 Berlin
  •  Brandenburg
  • 30.05 Bremen
  • 15.05 – 19.05 Hamburg
  •  Hesse
  • 26.05 – 30.05 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • 30.05 Lower Saxony
  • 30.05 North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 30.05 – 07.06 Rhineland-Palatinate
  •  Saarland
  • 19.05 Saxony
  • 15.05 – 19.05 Saxony-Anhalt
  • 19.05 – 20.05 Schleswig-Holstein
  • 19.05 Thuringia

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Source: Merkur