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Holiday Calendar for Germany

Holiday Calendar for Germany for 2023-2024 year
Germanic traditions, notable events, festivals, special days and national holidays in Germany. Germans take pride in their traditional celebrations whether they are patriotic such as Tag der deutschen Einheit or Day of German Unity, religiously based such as Allerheiligen or All Saints and Allerseelen or All Souls, well known holidays such as Weihnachten - Christmas and Ostern - Easter, more personal events such as weddings, birthdays, and funerals, or large public events like the well known Oktoberfest. Help us Help us 

National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2023-2024 year

December 2023

Tuesday 26 December - St. Stephen's Day (public holiday in Alsace, Austria, Andorra, Catalonia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland)

January 2024

Thursday 11 January - German Apples Day (Tag des Deutschen Apfels)
Thursday 25 January - The bird wedding (is an annual custom known in some European regions, but especially in the Sorbs in Lusatia. Here it is called Lower Sorbian Ptaškowa swajźba and Upper Sorbian Ptači kwas)
Sunday 28 January - European Data Protection Day (initiated by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe)

February 2024

Sunday 11 February - Fastelavn in Denmark and Norway (day on which Shrove Monday can fall); European 112 Day (emergency call services)
Tuesday 13 February - Rosenmontag in Germany (Conducted the day before Ash Wednesday)
Wednesday 21 February - Biikebrennen in North Friesland, Germany (St. Peter's Day Eve. The annual festival dates back to the Middle Ages and now attracts the first tourists)

March 2024

Wednesday 13 March - World Riesling Day (The First Annual Riesling Birthday was celebrated in 2019)
Saturday 16 March - Heribert von Köln in Germany (German Archbishop, from 999 to 1021 was Archbishop of the Cologne Archdiocese)

April 2024

Thursday 25 April - Arbor Day in Germany; Parental Alienation Awareness Day (Parental alienation is a problem that most people don't know about. It is child abuse and needs to be stopped.)
Friday 26 April - Tertullian Day (was a prolific early Christian author from Carthage in the Roman province of Africa. Of Berber origin he was the first Christian author to produce an extensive corpus of Latin Christian literature. Tertullian has been called "the father of Latin Christianity" and "the founder of Western theology."); Töchter-Tag or Daughter's Day in Hamburg, Germany (The Youth Education Association became the initiator in Hamburg. The idea is to introduce girls to technical professions)

May 2024

Thursday 9 May - Father's Day in Germany (Vatertag is always celebrated on Ascension Day); Europe Day (is the name of two annual observance days, 5 May by the Council of Europe and 9 May by the European Union, which recognize the peace and prosperity within Europe that both have achieved since their formation)
Sunday 12 May - Mother’s Day (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Gabon, Gambia, Greenland, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe)
Saturday 25 May - Japan Day in Düsseldorf (date for 2024. Celebrated on the last Saturday of May); Erdbeerfest or Strawberry Festival in Germany (Last Saturday in May)

June 2024

Monday 3 June - European Bicycle Day (celebrated since 1998)
Tuesday 4 June - Days of Action for Sustainable Development in Germany (launched by the Sustainable Development Council in 2012 at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro)
Wednesday 26 June - Ratcatcher's Day (Hamelin, Germany)

July 2024

Saturday 20 July - Memorial Day on July 20, 1944 in Germany (this was one of the most important attempts of resistance during the period of National Socialism by the nobility and the administration)

August 2024

Sunday 11 August - Sons and Daughters Day in Germany (The Der Tag der Söhne und Töchter a family holiday and a good time to spend time together)
Thursday 15 August - Feast day of the Assumption of Mary (Christian feast day, one of the Catholic holy days of obligation a public holiday in Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Seychelles, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Togo, and Vanuatu)

September 2024

Saturday 7 September - National Coffee Day in Germany (Celebrated on the first Saturday in September)
Sunday 8 September - Open Monument Day in Germany (Held on the second Sunday in September)

October 2024

Sunday 13 October - Grandmothers' Day in Germany (Second Sunday in October)
Thursday 24 October - Library Day in Germany and South Tyrol (in Germany since 1995, South Tyrol - since 2009)

November 2024

Monday 11 November - Opening of carnival ("Karneval"/"Fasching", on 11-11, at 11:11. Germany, the Netherlands, and other countries)
Sunday 17 November - National Day of Mourning or Volkstrauertag in Germany (Date for 2024. Observed two Sundays before the first of Advent)

December 2024

International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime

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