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

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



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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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New Year's Day*Sunday January 1, 2017Secular holiday 
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Christmas holiday (end)**Monday January 9, 2017School holidays 
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IMM Cologne*Monday January 9, 2017Tradeshows 
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IMM Cologne*Monday January 16, 2017Tradeshows 
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Carnival (during 5 days from this date on)**Thursday February 23, 2017Culture 
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Shrove Monday*Sunday February 26, 2017Culture 
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Carnival**Monday February 27, 2017Culture 
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New Year's Day -
Sunday January 1, 2017

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.


Christmas holiday (end) -
Monday January 9, 2017

School holidays (please double check) : Http://www.ferien-in-nrw.de/ calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education updated July 2015 - confirmed till Aug 2017


IMM Cologne -
Monday January 9, 2017

Tradeshows : Lasts one week - http://www.imm-cologne.com/ 2017 edition confirmed


IMM Cologne -
Monday January 16, 2017

Tradeshows : Lasts one week - http://www.imm-cologne.com/ 2017 edition confirmed


Carnival (during 5 days from this date on) -
Thursday February 23, 2017

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 26, 2017

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


Carnival -
Monday February 27, 2017

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.