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Friday, January 1, 2010

Public Holidays in Berlin in 2010

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. See our page Out-of-hours shopping for more details.

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 (2010):

Date Name in German
January 1 (Fri.) New Years's Day Neujahr
April 2 (Fri.)
Good Friday Karfreitag
April 5 (Mon.)
Easter Monday Ostermontag
May 1 (Sat.) Mayday Maifeiertag
May 13 (Thu.) Ascension Day Christi Himmelfahrt
May 24 (Mon.) Whitsun / Pentecost
October 3 (Sun.) Unity Day Tag der Deutschen Einheit
December 25 (Sat.) Christmas Day 1. Weihnachtstag
December 26 (Sun.) Boxing Day 2. Weihnachtstag

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