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Holidays in 2020 at a glance



Baden-Wuerttemberg
Easter holiday06.04 - 18.04
Whitsun holiday02.06 - 13.06
Summer holiday30.07 - 12.09
Fall holiday26.10 - 30.10
Christmas holiday23.12 - 09.01
Bavaria
Winter holiday24.02 - 28.02
Easter holiday06.04 - 18.04
Whitsun holiday02.06 - 13.06
Summer holiday27.07 - 07.09
Fall holiday31.10 - 06.11
free period*
Buß- und Bettag, unterrichtsfrei, für Lehrer allerdings nicht dienstfrei
18.11
Christmas holiday23.12 - 09.01
Berlin
Winter holiday03.02 - 08.02
Easter holiday06.04 - 17.04
free period08.05
free period22.05
Summer holiday25.06 - 07.08
Fall holiday12.10 - 24.10
Christmas holiday21.12 - 02.01
Brandenburg
Winter holiday03.02 - 08.02
Easter holiday06.04 - 17.04
free period*
Ferientag, soweit Schulkonferenz keine abweichende Festlegung trifft
22.05
Summer holiday25.06 - 08.08
Fall holiday12.10 - 24.10
Christmas holiday21.12 - 02.01
Bremen
Winter holiday03.02 - 04.02
Easter holiday28.03 - 14.04
free period*
Brückentag Himmelfahrt
22.05
Whitsun holiday02.06
Summer holiday16.07 - 22.08
Fall holiday12.10 - 24.10
Christmas holiday23.12 - 08.01
Hamburg
Winter holiday31.01
Easter holiday02.03 - 13.03
Whitsun holiday18.05 - 22.05
Summer holiday25.06 - 05.08
Fall holiday05.10 - 16.10
Christmas holiday21.12 - 04.01
Hesse*
In Hessen gibt es in diesem Jahr mehrere bewegliche Ferientage, die durch die zuständigen Staatlichen Schulämter festgelegt werden. Mehr Informationen gibt es auf der Seite der Staatlichen Schulämter in Hessen
Easter holiday06.04 - 18.04
Summer holiday06.07 - 14.08
Fall holiday05.10 - 17.10
Christmas holiday21.12 - 09.01
Mecklenburg-West Pomerania
Winter holiday10.02 - 21.02
Easter holiday06.04 - 15.04
free period22.05
Whitsun holiday29.05 - 02.06
Summer holiday22.06 - 01.08
Fall holiday05.10 - 10.10
free period02.11 - 03.11
Christmas holiday21.12 - 02.01
Lower Saxony
Winter holiday03.02 - 04.02
Easter holiday30.03 - 14.04
free period*
Brückentag Himmelfahrt
22.05
Whitsun holiday02.06
Summer holiday16.07 - 26.08
Fall holiday12.10 - 23.10
Christmas holiday23.12 - 08.01
North Rhine-Westphalia
Easter holiday06.04 - 18.04
Whitsun holiday02.06
Summer holiday29.06 - 11.08
Fall holiday12.10 - 24.10
Christmas holiday23.12 - 06.01
Rhineland-Palatinate
Winter holiday17.02 - 21.02
Easter holiday09.04 - 17.04
Summer holiday06.07 - 14.08
Fall holiday12.10 - 23.10
Christmas holiday21.12 - 31.12
Saarland
Winter holiday17.02 - 25.02
Easter holiday14.04 - 24.04
Summer holiday06.07 - 14.08
Fall holiday12.10 - 23.10
Christmas holiday21.12 - 31.12
Saxony
Winter holiday10.02 - 22.02
Easter holiday10.04 - 18.04
Whitsun holiday22.05
Summer holiday20.07 - 28.08
Fall holiday19.10 - 31.10
Christmas holiday23.12 - 02.01
Saxony-Anhalt
Winter holiday10.02 - 14.02
Easter holiday06.04 - 11.04
Whitsun holiday18.05 - 30.05
Summer holiday16.07 - 26.08
Fall holiday19.10 - 24.10
Christmas holiday21.12 - 05.01
Schleswig-Holstein
Easter holiday30.03 - 17.04
Whitsun holiday22.05
Summer holiday29.06 - 08.08
Fall holiday05.10 - 17.10
Christmas holiday21.12 - 06.01
Thuringia
Winter holiday10.02 - 14.02
Easter holiday06.04 - 18.04
Whitsun holiday22.05
Summer holiday20.07 - 29.08
Fall holiday17.10 - 30.10
Christmas holiday23.12 - 02.01

Shared holidays of all states



If your are from Hamburg, for example, and want to know, when it might be possible to visit your friends with school-age children in Saarland, simply choose 'Hamburg' and 'Saarland'. You can now see those dates of the year, on which you and your friends have school holidays.


Holiday 2020



01.01.20

Newyear

statutory holiday in all states

06.01.20

Epiphany

statutory holiday in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Saarland

The celebration oft he three Magi is always on January, the 6th. The appearance of the Glory of Jesus, while the worship of three Magis, the baptism in the Jordan and the wonder of Kana. Traditionally, it is the last day of removing the Christmas tree. On Epiphany there are carol singers in certain regions, moving from door to door, singing and writing blessings with chalk onto each door.

08.03.20

International Women's Day

statutory holiday in Berlin

10.04.20

Good Friday

statutory holiday in all states

Good Friday is after the Friday before Eastern. On Good Friday one thinks of the death of Jesus Christ. It is part of the so called Good Week, which begins after Palm Sunday, including Maundy Thursday and Good Friday and ends with Good Saturday.

13.04.20

Easter monday

statutory holiday in all states

Easter Monday ist the monday after Easter Sunday. As second holiday it is actually not an Easternday. The Christian background of this holiday is the encounter of two disciples with the risen Christ.

01.05.20

1st May: Day of work

statutory holiday in all states

In old traditions, the 1st May is an holiday as well (Dance into May, Walpurgis Night, May trees, etc.). Since 1890 it is rededicated to “Achievements of the international labor movement”.

21.05.20

Ascension

statutory holiday in all states

The Ascencion of Christ is 39 days after Easter Monday, for this it always on thursday. The christian background is the ascension of Jesus Christ to his father God in heaven after his resurrection (Eastern). Secular oriented citizens see this day as “Father´s Day”, proper men´s tours included.

01.06.20

Whit Monday

statutory holiday in all states

Whit Monday is 49 days after Easter Sunday. Here, the outpouring of the Holy Ghost onto the disciples and apostles of Jesus Christ is celebrated.

11.06.20

Corpus Christi

statutory holiday in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland

Corpus Christi, the „Solemnity of body and blood of Christ“, is celebrated on the 60th day after Easter Sunday with masses and processions.
In Sachsen it is only in certain regions of the counties Bautzen and Westlausitz a legal holiday. In Thüringen is the Department of the Interior able to set Corpus Christi as a legal holiday by changing the ordinance.

15.08.20

Assumption Day

statutory holiday in Bavaria, Saarland

Assumption Day, the celebration of taking Maria into heaven, is always on August, the 15th. In Bayern is the Assumption Day only in regions with predominantly catholic population a legal holiday. Visit the following website to see which of these regions are included: Bayerische Landesamtes für Statistik

03.10.20

German Unification Day

statutory holiday in all states

Since 1990 the 3rd of October is Germany´s National Holiday, thinking of the Reunion. In Western Germany this holiday was celebrated on the 17th of June, rembering the national uprising in the DDR that was abolished on this day of October in 1953.

31.10.20

Reformation Day

statutory holiday in Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Lower Saxony, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia

The Reformation Day is always on the 31st of October. It reminds of Martin Luther, posting the 95 thesis onto the door of the castles´ church. In Baden-Württemberg the schools are closed on this holiday.

01.11.20

All Saints` Day

statutory holiday in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland

The feast day of the Saints of the christian church is always on the 1st of november.

18.11.20

Penance Day

statutory holiday in Saxony

Since 1995 the Penance Day is abolished as a work-free day, to compensate the surplus loads through the new introduced compulsory long term care insurance. The township of Sachsen kept the Penance Day as a holiday, therefore the employees pay an higher amount for the compulsory long term care insurance. The costs of this addition are higher than the benefit of the work-free day. So this arrangement can not be seen as pro-labor.

25.12.20

1st Christmas Eve (in Germany)

statutory holiday in all states

Main celebration day of Christmas (in Germany)

26.12.20

2nd Christmas Eve (in Germany)

statutory holiday in all states

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