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Holiday Calendar for Germany

Holiday Calendar for Germany for 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 year

August 2022

Thursday 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)
Monday 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 2022

Sunday 11 September - Open Monument Day in Germany (Held on the second Sunday in September)

October 2022

Sunday 9 October - Grandmothers' Day in Germany (Second Sunday in October)
Monday 24 October - Library Day in Germany and South Tyrol (in Germany since 1995, South Tyrol - since 2009)

November 2022

Friday 11 November - Opening of carnival ("Karneval"/"Fasching"), on 11-11, at 11:11. (Germany, the Netherlands, and other countries)
Sunday 13 November - National Day of Mourning or Volkstrauertag in Germany (Date for 2022. Observed two Sundays before the first of Advent)

December 2022

Monday 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 2023

Wednesday 11 January - German Apples Day (Tag des Deutschen Apfels)
Wednesday 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)

February 2023

Saturday 11 February - European 112 Day (emergency call services)
Sunday 19 February - Fastelavn in Denmark and Norway (day on which Shrove Monday can fall)
Tuesday 21 February - Rosenmontag in Germany; 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 2023

Tuesday 7 March - BMW Day (BMW Group)
Monday 13 March - World Riesling Day (The First Annual Riesling Birthday was celebrated in 2019)
Thursday 16 March - Heribert von Köln in Germany (German Archbishop, from 999 to 1021 was Archbishop of the Cologne Archdiocese)

April 2023

Tuesday 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.)
Wednesday 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 2023

Tuesday 9 May - 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 14 May - Motherís 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)
Thursday 18 May - Father's Day in Germany (Vatertag is always celebrated on Ascension Day)
Saturday 27 May - Japan Day in Düsseldorf (date for 2023. Celebrated on the last Saturday of May)

June 2023

Saturday 3 June - European Bicycle Day (celebrated since 1998)
Sunday 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)
Monday 26 June - Ratcatcher's Day (Hamelin, Germany)

July 2023

Thursday 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)
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