Each state in German has its own public holidays. Therefore, the number of public holidays in different states of German varies based on the regulation from the federal states.
One federal state may have more public holidays than the other ones. As an illustration, Berlin has nine public holidays while the state of Bavaria observes 13 public holidays every year.
Some major Christian holidays are observed as public holidays in German. The rest public holidays are derived from international celebration such as New Year’s Day and Worker’s Day, as well as national holidays including German Unity Day and Reformation Day.
German 2013 Public Holiday / Gesetzliche Feiertage 2013 in Deutschland
The list of German 2013 public holidays is available below. Please note that the list is based on an estimate only. Therefore, we do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of German 2013 holidays calendar below.
Neujahrstag New Year’s Day – 1st day of the year according to Western calendar.
(German National Holiday)
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Heilige Drei Könige
Epiphany – A Christian festival to celebrate the revelation of God of Son as a human being in Jesus Christ.
(Only in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Saxony-Anhalt)
Sunday, 6 January 2013
Karfreitag Good Friday – Friday before Easter.
Friday, 29 March 2013
Easter Monday – Monday after Easter.
(German ational holiday)
Monday, 1 April 2013