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

Germany (Berlin) : 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



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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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Labor Day/May Day*Sunday May 1, 2016Secular holiday 
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Ascension holiday (beginning)Wednesday May 4, 2016School holidays 
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Ascension*Thursday May 5, 2016Catholic or protestant 
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Mothers' Day*Sunday May 8, 2016cards/flowers 
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Ascension holiday (end)Monday May 9, 2016School holidays 
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Karneval der Kulturen*Friday May 13, 2016Culture 
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Pentecost holiday (beginning)Friday May 13, 2016School holidays 
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Whit Monday*Monday May 16, 2016Catholic or protestant 
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Pentecost holiday (end)Monday May 23, 2016School holidays 
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IFA-Consumer Electronics Show*Wednesday June 1, 2016Tradeshows 
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Air Show*Wednesday June 1, 2016Tradeshows 
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Labor Day/May Day -
Sunday May 1, 2016

Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .


Ascension holiday (beginning) -
Wednesday May 4, 2016

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Ascension -
Thursday May 5, 2016

Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.


Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 8, 2016

cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914


Ascension holiday (end) -
Monday May 9, 2016

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Karneval der Kulturen -
Friday May 13, 2016

Culture : Lasts 3 days - www.karneval-berlin.de/ 2016 edition confirmed


Pentecost holiday (beginning) -
Friday May 13, 2016

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Whit Monday -
Monday May 16, 2016

Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry.


Pentecost holiday (end) -
Monday May 23, 2016

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IFA-Consumer Electronics Show -
Wednesday June 1, 2016

Tradeshows : Lasts 6 days http://b2b.ifa-berlin.com updated Feb 2015


Air Show -
Wednesday June 1, 2016

Tradeshows : Lasts 5 days www.ila-berlin.com 2016 edition confirmed