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.schleswig-holstein.de calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education updated July 2015 - confirmed till May 2024