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

Ostermontag
Easter Monday – Monday after Easter.
(German ational holiday)
Monday, 1 April 2013

Tag der Arbeit
International Worker’s Day
(German National Holiday)
Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Christi Himmelfahrt
Ascension Day
(German National Holiday)
Thursday, 9 May 2013

Pfingstmontag
Whit Monday
(German National Holiday)
Monday, 20 May 2013

Fronleichnam
Corpus Christi
(Only in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland)
Thursday, 30 May 2013

Mariä Himmelfahrt
Assumption Day
(Only in Saarland)
Thursday, 15 August 2013

Tag der Deutschen Einheit
German Unity Day
(German National Holiday)
Thursday, 3 October 2013

Reformationstag
Reformation Day
(Only in Bradenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia)
Thursday, 31 October 2013

Allerheiligen
All Saints Day
(Only in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland)
Friday, 1 November 2013

Buß- und Bettag
Day of Repentance and Prayer
(Only in Saxony)
Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Weihnachtstag
Christmas Day – Celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
(German National Holiday)
Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Zweiter Weihnachtsfeiertag
St. Stephen’s Day / Boxing Day – The day after Christmas day.
(German National Holiday)
Thursday, 26 December 2013

Happy German Holidays 2013! Enjoy Your Holiday!