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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Public Holidays in Berlin in 2007

Germany takes its public holidays seriously: they're "celebrated" on the day they fall on (no postponement to the following Monday etc.), and - with certain exceptions - all shops are closed.

Note that public holidays in Germany differ somewhat between federal states (Bundesländer), and some of the more Catholic states have extra holidays.

Overview of public holidays in Berlin (2007):

Date Name in German
January 1New Years's DayNeujahr
April 6
Good Friday
Karfreitag
April 8
Easter Sunday
Ostersonntag
April 9
Easter Monday
Ostermontag
May 1Mayday Maifeiertag
May 17
Ascension Day
Christi Himmelfahrt
May 27 (Sun.)
Whitsun / PentecostPfingstsonntag
May 28Whitsun / PentecostPfingstmontag
October 3Unity Day
Tag der Deutschen Einheit
December 25Christmas Day
1. Weihnachtstag
December 26Boxing Day
2. Weihnachtstag

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