Thursday, October 4, 2012
Public Holidays in Berlin in 2013
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. (Check our Out of hours shopping guide if you need to go shopping on public holidays).
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 (2013):
|January 1 (Tue.)||New Years's Day||Neujahr|
|March 29 (Fri.)
|April 1 (Mon.)
|May 1 (Wed.)||Mayday||Maifeiertag / Tag der Arbeit|
|May 9 (Thu.)||Ascension Day||Christ Himmelfahrt|
|May 20 (Mon.)||Whitsun / Pentecost||Pfingstmontag|
|October 3 (Thu.)||Unity Day||Tag der Deutschen Einheit|
|December 25 (Wed.)||Christmas Day||1. Weihnachtstag|
|December 26 (Thu.)||Boxing Day||2. Weihnachtstag|
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