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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 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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Carnival (during 5 days from this date on)**Thursday February 20, 2020Culture 
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Shrove Monday*Sunday February 23, 2020Culture 
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Carnival**Monday February 24, 2020Culture 
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Easter holiday (beginning)Friday April 3, 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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Bonn Marathon*Sunday April 26, 2020Sports events 
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Düsseldorf Marathon*Sunday April 26, 2020Sports events 
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Labor Day/May Day*Friday May 1, 2020Secular holiday 
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Interpack*Thursday May 7, 2020Tradeshows 
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Essen Ruhr Marathon*Sunday May 17, 2020Sports events 
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Ascension holiday (beginning)Wednesday May 20, 2020School holidays 
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Ascension*Thursday May 21, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Ascension holiday (end)Monday May 25, 2020School holidays 
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Pentecost (beginning)Friday May 29, 2020School holidays 
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Pentecost**Sunday May 31, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Carnival (during 5 days from this date on) -
Thursday February 20, 2020

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 23, 2020

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


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.


Easter holiday (beginning) -
Friday April 3, 2020

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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 :


Bonn Marathon -
Sunday April 26, 2020

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


Düsseldorf Marathon -
Sunday April 26, 2020

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


Labor Day/May Day -
Friday May 1, 2020

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 .


Interpack -
Thursday May 7, 2020

Tradeshows : Lasts 1 week - in Dûsseldorf - http://www.interpack.com/ We carry the 2020 confirmed calendar
Contact edit@edit.fr to get the calendar for this event or one file containing confirmed calendars of most international WW tradeshows.


Essen Ruhr Marathon -
Sunday May 17, 2020

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


Ascension holiday (beginning) -
Wednesday May 20, 2020

School holidays :


Ascension -
Thursday May 21, 2020

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.


Ascension holiday (end) -
Monday May 25, 2020

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Pentecost (beginning) -
Friday May 29, 2020

School holidays :


Pentecost -
Sunday May 31, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday