Monday, January 7, 2013
Public Holidays in Berlin in 2014
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 (Bundeslšnder), and some of the more Catholic states have extra holidays.
Overview of public holidays in Berlin (2013):
|January 1 (Wed.)||New Years's Day||Neujahr|
|April 18 (Fri.)
|April 21 (Mon.)
|May 1 (Thu.)||Mayday||Maifeiertag / Tag der Arbeit|
|May 29 (Thu.)||Ascension Day||Christ Himmelfahrt|
|June 6 (Mon.)||Whitsun / Pentecost||Pfingstmontag|
|October 3 (Fri.)||Unity Day||Tag der Deutschen Einheit|
|December 25 (Thu.)||Christmas Day||1. Weihnachtstag|
|December 26 (Fri.)||Boxing Day||2. Weihnachtstag|
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