Sunday, August 29, 2010
Public Holidays in Berlin in 2011
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 (2011):
|January 1 (Sat.)||New Years's Day||Neujahr|
|April 22 (Fri.)
|April 25 (Mon.)
|May 1 (Sun.)||Mayday||Maifeiertag|
|June 2 (Thu.)||Ascension Day||Christ Himmelfahrt|
|June 13 (Mon.)||Whitsun / Pentecost||Pfingstmontag|
|October 3 (Mon.)||Unity Day||Tag der Deutschen Einheit|
|December 25 (Sun.)||Christmas Day||1. Weihnachtstag|
|December 26 (Mon.)||Boxing Day||2. Weihnachtstag|
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