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Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months



Internet domain: .de - Telephone code: +49 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
European Truck Ban: 00:00 to 22:00 on Sundays, public holidays & vacations departures/returns; 07:00 to 20:00 in August
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Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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New Year's Day**Friday January 1, 2021Secular holiday 
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Christmas holiday (end)**Tuesday January 5, 2021School holidays 
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event POSTPONEDMonday January 11, 2021School holidays 
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winter holiday (end)*Sunday January 31, 2021School holidays 
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Carnival (during 5 days from this date on)**Thursday February 11, 2021Culture 
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Shrove Monday*Sunday February 14, 2021Culture 
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Carnival**Monday February 15, 2021Culture 
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Easter holiday (beginning)Friday March 26, 2021School holidays 
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Good Friday*Friday April 2, 2021Catholic or protestant 
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Bonn Marathon*Sunday April 4, 2021Sports events 
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Easter**Sunday April 4, 2021Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 5, 2021Catholic or protestant 
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Easter holiday (end)Monday April 12, 2021School holidays 
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New Year's Day -
Friday January 1, 2021

Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Christmas holiday (end) -
Tuesday January 5, 2021

School holidays : Www.ferien-in-nrw.de
calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
PISA ranking (average 493): 509 (among the 15 best WW)
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 752
Usually no school on Saturday
No uniform required
University of Münster ranking: Times Higher Education #161/QS ranking #308/Shanghai #101-150
We carry all confirmed dates till May 2024
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Event POSTPONED -
Monday January 11, 2021

School holidays :


Winter holiday (end) -
Sunday January 31, 2021

School holidays : Date Covid modified


Carnival (during 5 days from this date on) -
Thursday February 11, 2021

Culture : In Cologne, Crazy Days have been prepared since November. People wear costumes. Girls try to cut men's neckties. A second carnival is dedicated to ghosts and ends with the burning of Nubbel , a straw figure. In Cologne only


Shrove Monday -
Sunday February 14, 2021

Culture : 'Rosenmontag' is celebrated in the carnival strongholds of Germany (Hochburgen), East Belgium, but also Austria and some cantons of Switzerland,


Carnival -
Monday February 15, 2021

Culture : During one week (starting with the date indicated), there are carnivals in several towns and regions in Germany (Catholic regions). For business, avoid the Thursday (in Cologne, Dusseldorf, Bavaria and Baden-Württenberg). and the Monday (in Bonn, Cologne and Dusseldorf. The days of Carnival (the week, which ends with Ash Wednesday) are not offical holidays. Only Carnival Monday and Shrove Tuesday are de-facto -holidays in the "strongholds" of Carnival (Cologne, Düsseldorf, Mainz and Aachen - but also in several townships in the "western" states), because of the traditional Carnival-Processions.


Easter holiday (beginning) -
Friday March 26, 2021

School holidays :


Good Friday -
Friday April 2, 2021

Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.


Bonn Marathon -
Sunday April 4, 2021

Sports events : Www.deutschepost-marathonbonn.de/ 2020 edition confirmed


Easter -
Sunday April 4, 2021

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 5, 2021

Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.


Easter holiday (end) -
Monday April 12, 2021

School holidays :