Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Public Holidays in Berlin in 2012
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 (2012):
|January 1 (Sun.)||New Years's Day||Neujahr|
|April 6 (Fri.)
|April 9 (Mon.)
|May 1 (Tue.)||Mayday||Maifeiertag / Tag der Arbeit|
|May 17 (Thu.)||Ascension Day||Christ Himmelfahrt|
|May 28 (Mon.)||Whitsun / Pentecost||Pfingstmontag|
|October 3 (Wed.)||Unity Day||Tag der Deutschen Einheit|
|December 25 (Tue.)||Christmas Day||1. Weihnachtstag|
|December 26 (Wed.)||Boxing Day||2. Weihnachtstag|
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