Monday, April 13, 2009
Public Holidays in Berlin in 2009
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 (2009):
|January 1 (Thu.)||New Years's Day||Neujahr|
|April 10||Good Friday||Karfreitag|
|April 13||Easter Monday||Ostermontag|
|May 1 (Fri.)||Mayday||Maifeiertag|
|May 21 (Thu.)||Whitsun / Pentecost||Christ Himmelfahrt|
|June 1 (Mon.)||Ascension Day
|October 3 (Sat.)||Unity Day||Tag der Deutschen Einheit|
|December 25 (Fri.)||Christmas Day||1. Weihnachtstag|
|December 26 (Sat.)||Boxing Day||2. Weihnachtstag|
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