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

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Germany (Hesse) : 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**Monday January 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Heimtextil**Tuesday January 9, 2018Tradeshows 
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Christmas holiday (end)**Monday January 15, 2018School holidays 
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Christmas holiday (beginning)Sunday December 24, 2017School holidays 
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Christmas Day*Monday December 25, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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2nd Christmas DayTuesday December 26, 2017Secular holiday 
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New Year's Day -
Monday January 1, 2018

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


Heimtextil -
Tuesday January 9, 2018

Tradeshows : Lasts 4 days - http://heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com in Francfort 2018 edition confirmed


Christmas holiday (end) -
Monday January 15, 2018

School holidays : Https://kultusministerium.hessen.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
University of Frankfurt ranking: Times Higher Education #201-250/QS ranking #254/Shanghai #101-150
confirmed till Sep 2024


Christmas holiday (beginning) -
Sunday December 24, 2017

School holidays :


Christmas Day -
Monday December 25, 2017

Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.


2nd Christmas Day -
Tuesday December 26, 2017

Secular holiday :