Germany

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Germany for 2024 ready to be integrated into your application.

The northern European region, spanning Central and Western Europe is known as Germany. This country’s history can be traced back to before AD 100. Germanic tribes migrated throughout the lands, expanding towards the south. By the 10th century, German territories were part of the Holy Roman Empire. The German Confederation formed in 1815, after the fall of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1871, German states united to form the Great German Empire. From 1933-1945, the Nazi party siezed control of Germany’s government. After World War II, West Germany and East Germany were established. Communist rule in Germany ended in 1989, and Germany was unified on October 3, 1990, and officially became the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Monday New Year's Day Long weekend.
January 6th Saturday Epiphany Only in certain areas.
March 8th Friday International Women's Day Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
March 20th Wednesday March Equinox
March 29th Friday Good Friday Long weekend.
March 31st Sunday Easter Only in certain areas.
April 1st Monday Easter Monday Long weekend.
May 1st Wednesday Labor Day
May 9th Thursday Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ
May 9th Thursday Father's Day
May 12th Sunday Mother's Day
May 19th Sunday Pentecost Sunday Only in certain areas.
May 20th Monday Pentecost Monday Long weekend.
May 30th Thursday Feast of Corpus Christi Only in certain areas.
June 20th Thursday June Solstice
August 15th Thursday Assumption of Mary Only in certain areas.
September 20th Friday World Children's Day Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
September 22nd Sunday September Equinox
October 3rd Thursday German Unity Day
October 31st Thursday Reformation Day Only in certain areas.
November 1st Friday All Saints' Day Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
November 20th Wednesday Repentance and Prayer Day Only in certain areas.
December 21st Saturday December Solstice
December 24th Tuesday Christmas Eve
December 25th Wednesday First Day of Christmastide
December 26th Thursday Second Day of Christmastide
December 31st Tuesday New Year's Eve
Public holidays (national, legal, government, civic, etc) are denoted in bold.
Holiday data for far-reaching years is subject to change due to laws and government decrees.
Long weekends are based on non-working days and not Saturday and Sunday explicitly.

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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
GET /v1/holidays
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$ curl -G -d country="DE" -d year="2024" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"
import "github.com/joshtronic/go-holidayapi"
hapi := holidayapi.NewV1("__YOUR_API_KEY__")
holidays, err := hapi.Holidays(map[string]interface{}{
  "country": "DE",
  "year": "2024",
})
import { HolidayAPI } from 'holidayapi';
const key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
const holidayApi = new HolidayAPI({ key });
holidayApi.holidays({
  country: 'DE',
  year: '2024',
});
$key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__';
$holiday_api = new \HolidayAPI\Client(['key' => $key]);
$holidays = $holiday_api->holidays([
  'country' => 'DE',
  'year' => '2024',
]);
$Body = @{}
$Body.key = "__YOUR_API_KEY__"
$Body.country = "DE"
$Body.year = "2024"
$Result = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $Url -Body $Body
$Result.holidays
import holidayapi
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = holidayapi.v1(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'DE',
  'year': '2024',
})
require 'ruby-holidayapi'
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = HolidayAPI::V1.new(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'DE',
  'year': '2024',
})