How many holidays are there
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In our large overview of the holidays 2021 you will find dates for nationwide as well as for individual public holidays that are only celebrated in some federal states. But that's not all: Make clever use of the holidays with our suggestions for bridge days to get more out of your vacation days. In this way you create more free time for yourself and your family.
Overview public holidays 2021
|New Year||01.01.2021||Friday||all federal states|
|Holy Three Kings||06.01.2021||Wednesday||Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Saxony-Anhalt|
|International Women's Day||08.03.2021||Monday||Berlin|
|Good Friday||02.04.2021||Friday||all federal states|
|Easter Sunday||04.04.2021||Sunday||all federal states|
|Easter Monday||05.04.2021||Monday||all federal states|
|Labor Day||01.05.2021||Saturday||all federal states|
|Ascension of Christ||13.05.2021||Thursday||all federal states|
|Whit Monday||24.05.2021||Monday||all federal states|
|Corpus Christi||03.06.2021||Thursday||Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland|
|Augsburg High Peace Festival||08.08.2021||Sunday||augsburg|
|Assumption Day||15.08.2021||Saturday||Bavaria, Saarland|
|World Children's Day||20.09.2021||Monday||Thuringia|
|Day of German unity||03.10.2021||Sunday||all federal states|
|Reformation day||31.10.2021||Sunday||Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia|
|All Saints' Day||01.11.2021||Monday||Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland|
|Day of Prayer and Repentance||17.11.2021||Wednesday||Bavaria (no lessons), Saxony|
|1st Christmas Holiday||25.12.2021||Saturday||all federal states|
|2nd Christmas Day||26.12.2021||Sunday||all federal states|
Bridging days 2021: How to save vacation days!
Bridging New Year
New Year falls on a Friday on January 1st, 2021. If you still used 4 vacation days in the old year, you can look forward to 11 days off in a row.
December 24, 2020– January 3, 2021 (11 days off - 4 days off)
Bridging days of the Three Wise Men
The public holiday falls on a Wednesday on January 6th, 2021. If you live in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria or Saxony-Anhalt, you can use 2 vacation days and look forward to 5 days off in a row.
06.01.2021–10.01.2021 (5 days off - 2 days off)
01.01.2021–10.01.2021 (10 days off - 4 days off)
Bridging days International Women's Day
Berliners can look forward to it: The International Women's Day takes place annually on March 8th. celebrated and gives you an extra day off if you live in the capital. This year International Women's Day falls on a Monday, so this year there is the chance for a long weekend without having to spend a day of vacation.
Easter long weekends
Easter starts on Good Friday, April 2nd, 2021. This results in a long weekend. If you request leave for the 4 days before Good Friday, you can look forward to 10 days off (March 27 - April 5, 2021), because the following Monday is also a public holiday (Easter Monday). Alternatively, you can also use the 4 vacation days after Easter Monday and thus also enjoy 10 free days (02.04. – 11.04.2021). If you are planning a long holiday over Easter, you can combine both options and claim a total of 16 free days with just 8 days of holiday.
27.03. – 05.04.2021 (10 days off - 4 days off)
02.04. – 11.04.2021 (10 days off - 4 days off)
27.03. – 11.04.2021 (16 days off - 8 days off)
Bridge days Labor Day
Labor Day is a national public holiday that is celebrated annually on May 1st. In 2021 the public holiday falls on a Saturday, so unfortunately there is no long weekend for you and your child.
Bridging days of Ascension Day
The holiday of Ascension Day falls on Thursday, May 13th, 2021. Use an additional day of vacation to also have a day off on Friday and get 4 days off in a row. If you would like to take a longer vacation, you should plan an additional 3 vacation days before Ascension Day: This gives you 9 days off.
13.05. – 16.05.2021 (4 days off - 1 day of vacation)
May 8 - May 16, 2021 (9 days off - 4 days off)
Bridging days Pentecost
The holiday of Whit Monday on May 24, 2021 results in a long weekend even without additional vacation days. You can use 4 bridging days following Whit Monday to convert a long weekend into a total of 9 free days.
May 22 - May 30, 2021 (9 days off - 4 days off)
May 13 - May 30, 2021 (21 days off - 10 days off)
Bridging days Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi is an official holiday in the federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. This year it falls on Thursday, June 3rd, 2021. A long, 4-day weekend can be planned with just one additional day of vacation. If you want to get more out of Corpus Christi, you can win a total of 9 free days with an additional 3 days of vacation before the holiday.
03.06. – 06.06.2021 (4 free days - 1 vacation day)
May 29 - June 6, 2021 (9 days off - 4 days off)
Augsburg High Peace Festival
Augsburg is the city with the most public holidays. On August 8th, 2021 the people of Augsburg will celebrate - as every year - the Augsburg High Peace Festival. This year the date falls on a Sunday, so there is no chance of a cheap vacation.
On August 15, 2021, Sunday will be a public holiday in Bavaria and Saarland: Assumption of the Virgin will be celebrated. But be careful: This holiday is only celebrated in Bavarian communities with a predominantly Catholic population. This year the public holiday falls on a Sunday, so unfortunately you do not have a good opportunity for a cheap holiday.
Bridging days World Children's Day
In Thuringia, World Children's Day falls on a Monday this year. September 20, 2021 offers the chance for a long weekend for all Thuringians without the use of vacation days.
Bridge days German Unity Day
German Unity Day falls on Sunday, October 3rd in 2021. Therefore, this year there is unfortunately no additional day off due to the national holiday.
Bridging days Reformation Day
Reformation Day is not a national holiday. It is only celebrated with a day off in Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, Bremen, Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and Hamburg. The public holiday falls on Sunday, October 31 in 2021. It is therefore not really suitable as a bridging day this year.
All Saints' Day bridging days
November 1st, 2021 is a public holiday in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. Since it falls on Monday this year, these federal states receive a free extended weekend without the use of additional vacation days.
Bridging days of penance and prayer
The Day of Repentance and Prayer is a public holiday in Saxony. It falls on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in 2021. If you live in Saxony, you can combine the public holiday with two weekends with the help of a few vacation days: If you apply for vacation for the two working days before and after the public holiday, you will receive 9 days off in a row using 4 vacation days.
11/13 - 11/21/2021 (9 days off - 4 days off)
Long Christmas holidays
At the end of the year you can win additional vacation with a few cleverly arranged vacation days. The Christmas holidays in 2021 are unfortunately completely on the weekend. Use the additional (half) vacation day to also have the Friday as Christmas Eve, December 24th, 2021, before the public holidays. 4 or four and a half more vacation days after the holidays close the gap until December 31, 2021. So with 5 days of vacation you can enjoy 9 days off!
December 24th - January 2nd, 2022 (9 days off - 4/5 days of vacation)
Complete your vacation planning for 2021 and for the years to come: We have them all for you Vacation dates of the federal states compiled.
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