Germany Public Holidays 2013

Like many other countries, the public holidays 2013 in Germany is also based on the state in which you live. A person living in Bavaria enjoys 13 holidays in 2013 whereas a person living in Berlin has only 9 public holidays in 2013.

Festivals like New Year, Good Friday, International Worker’s day and Christmas are celebrated in all 16 states in Germany.

Germany Public Holidays 2013 / Gesetzliche Feiertage 2013 in Deutschland:
The list of Germany public holidays 2013 is available below.

New Year’s Day (Neujahrstag): Tuesday, 1 January 2013
New Year’s day is a national holiday in Germany

Epiphany (Heilige Drei Könige): Sunday, 6 January 2013
Epiphany is a public holiday only in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria and Saxony-Anhalt. Epiphany is celebrated by Christians across world to mark the revelation of God the Son as a human being.

Good Friday (Karfreitag): Friday, 29 March 2013
Good Friday is celebrated on the Friday before Easter to mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Easter Monday (Ostermonta): Monday, 1 April 2013
Easter Monday celebrated on the day after the Easter Sunday is a German national holiday.

International Worker’s Day (Tag der Arbeit): Wednesday, 1 May 2013
International Worker’s day also called as May day is used by political parties in Germany to stage public demonstrations leading to clashes. May day is a German Public Holiday.

Ascencion Day (Christi Himmelfahrt): Thursday, 9 May 2013
Ascencion Day is a German Public Holiday celebrated to mark the bodily Ascencion of Jesus Christ into heaven.

Whit Monday (Pfingstmontag): Monday, 20 May 2013
White Monday is celebrated on the day after Pentecost. White Monday is a Public Holiday in Germany.

Corpus Christi (Fronleichnam): Thursday, 30 May 2013
Corpus Christ is a holiday only in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland

Assumption Day (Mariä Himmelfahrt): Thursday, 15 August 2013
Assumption day is a holiday only in Saarland

German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit): Thursday, 3 October 2013
Day celebrated to mark the union/re-union of Germany in 1990. German Unity Day is a public Holiday in Germany.

Reformation Day (Reformationstag): Thursday, 31 October 2013
Reformation Day is celebrated mainly by Lutheran and some reformed Chruches. It is a Public Holiday only in Bradenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia.

All Saints’ Day (Allerheiligen): Friday, 1 November 2013
Celebrated in honor of all known and unknown saints. All Saints is a Germany Public Holiday only in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland.

Day of Repentance and Prayer (Buß- und Bettag): Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Day of Repentance and Prayer is a holiday only in Saxony

Christmas Day (Weihnachtstag): Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Christmas is celebrated to mark the birth of Jesus Christ. Weihnachtstag is a Public Holiday in Germany.

St. Stephen’s Day / Boxing Day (Zweiter Weihnachtsfeiertag): Thursday, 26 December 2013
Boxing Day is celebrated on the day after Christmas. Boxing Day is a Germany Public Holiday.

Happy Germany Holidays 2013! Enjoy Your Holidays in Germany!

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