Germany is the country with the strong Christian tradition. The majority of its citizens belong to either Roman Catholic, or Protestant Evangelical Church.
The tradition is strong in western and southern Germany, while has been seriously weakened by communists in East Germany.
Please, note that some of the feasts (Easter, All Saints and Christmas ) are celebrated in all federal states, but celebration of the other depends on the majority of the believers in the state.
The Assumption Day is free of work in Bavaria, and the protestant feast of Repentance is a public holiday only in Saxony.
Some of the towns and cities prepare special events for particular days of Carnival, like Rose Monday and Shrove Tuesday.
1 Jan New Year’s Day
6 Jan The Three Kings Day (Epiphany)
Mar/Apr Good Friday
Mar/Apr Easter Monday
1 May Labor Day
May/June Ascension Day
May/June Corpus Christi Day
15 Aug Assumption Day (Bavaria)
3 Oct Day of German Unity
31 Oct Reformation Day
1 Nov All Saints’ Day
Nov National Day of Mourning
17 Nov ( last Wednesday before November 23 ) The Day of Prayer and Repentance (Saxony )
25 Dec Christmas Day
26 Dec Second Christmas Day
Epiphany is known rather as The Three Kings Day following the tradition of adoration of three magi.
National Day of Mourning is held In memory of Nazi victims and the dead in both world wars.
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