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Monday, December 31, 2007

Public Holidays in Berlin in 2008

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.

2009 Public Holidays in Berlin

Overview of public holidays in Berlin (2008):

Date Name in German
January 1New Years's DayNeujahr
March 21
Good Friday
Karfreitag
March 23
Easter Sunday
Ostersonntag
March 24
Easter Monday
Ostermontag
May 1Mayday Maifeiertag
May 11 (Sun.)
Whitsun / PentecostPfingstsonntag
May 12 (Mon.)Whitsun / PentecostPfingstmontag
October 3 (Fri.)Unity Day
Tag der Deutschen Einheit
December 25Christmas Day
1. Weihnachtstag
December 26Boxing Day
2. Weihnachtstag

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