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Germany (Saxony) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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Germany (Saxony) : 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 current 2 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
Currency: Euro (EUR) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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New Year's Day**Wednesday January 1, 2020Secular holiday 
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Christmas holiday (end)**Monday January 6, 2020School holidays 
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winter holiday (beginning)Friday February 7, 2020School holidays 
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Carnival**Monday February 24, 2020Culture 
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winter holiday (end)Monday February 24, 2020School holidays 
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Leipzig Book Fair**Thursday March 12, 2020Tradeshows 
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Easter holiday (beginning)Thursday April 9, 2020School holidays 
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Good Friday*Friday April 10, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Easter**Sunday April 12, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 13, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Easter holiday (end)Monday April 20, 2020School holidays 
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Leipzig Marathon*Sunday April 26, 2020Sports events 
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Dresden Marathon*Sunday April 26, 2020Sports events 
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New Year's Day -
Wednesday January 1, 2020

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) -
Monday January 6, 2020

School holidays : Www.schule.sachsen.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
TU Dresden ranking: Times Higher Education #164/QS ranking #195/Shanghai #151-200
University of Leipzig ranking: Times Higher Education #--/QS ranking #431-440/Shanghai #151-200
confirmed till July 2024


Winter holiday (beginning) -
Friday February 7, 2020

School holidays :


Carnival -
Monday February 24, 2020

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.


Winter holiday (end) -
Monday February 24, 2020

School holidays :


Leipzig Book Fair -
Thursday March 12, 2020

Tradeshows : Www.leipziger-buchmesse.de/ lasts 4 days - 2020 edition confirmed


Easter holiday (beginning) -
Thursday April 9, 2020

School holidays :


Good Friday -
Friday April 10, 2020

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.


Easter -
Sunday April 12, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 13, 2020

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 20, 2020

School holidays :


Leipzig Marathon -
Sunday April 26, 2020

Sports events : Www.leipzigmarathon.de/ 2020 edition confirmed


Dresden Marathon -
Sunday April 26, 2020

Sports events : Www.oberelbe-marathon.de/ 2020 edition confirmed