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.
Overview of public holidays in Berlin (2008):
|January 1||New Years's Day||Neujahr|
|March 21||Good Friday ||Karfreitag |
|March 23||Easter Sunday||Ostersonntag |
|March 24||Easter Monday ||Ostermontag |
|May 11 (Sun.)||Whitsun / Pentecost||Pfingstsonntag |
|May 12 (Mon.)||Whitsun / Pentecost||Pfingstmontag|
|October 3 (Fri.)||Unity Day ||Tag der Deutschen Einheit|
|December 25||Christmas Day ||1. Weihnachtstag |
|December 26||Boxing Day ||2. Weihnachtstag|
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