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Official weekend, non-working days in Germany by year

Find out which days in Germany are considered weekends, days free from work. Information for the current year 2024 and by year.


  Non-working days in Germany in 2024

Working hours in Germany are set from Monday to Saturday, so Sunday in Germany is an official non-working day. However, many people in Germany work 5 days a week, so Saturday is also a day off for them. In addition, public holidays established by law are non-working days in Germany. Some of these days fall on Saturday and Sunday, others - on weekdays. Besides, in a number of lands(federated states) or regions of Germany, the law establishes additional public holidays.

The following list shows the number of Saturdays and Sundays and official public holidays in the German calendar 2024.

The number of days off in Germany in 2024.

Days offNumber
The number of Saturdays per year52
Sundays per year52
The number of official all-German holidays, total11
The number of official all-German holidays, falling not on Sunday9
The number of official all-German holidays, falling neither on Saturday or Sunday9
Additional holidays, depending on land of Germany
see below in the holidays schedule
from 0 to 9

Thus, in 2024 Germany has 113 days off, including all Saturdays, Sundays and official German holidays that do not fall either on Saturdays or Sundays. Depending on the land of Germany, this number can be at most by 9 days more. How many holidays are there in Germany?

  Schedule of public holidays in Germany

The following table shows the schedule of public holidays in Germany, indicating the regions in which this holiday is a day off.

To view all the popular and religious holidays in Germany, go to an individual page of our site.

RU-GELD.DE Team

Last updated:

Non-working days in Germany 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027

Non-working days in Germany 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027



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