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Germany : 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 next 3 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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    Sunday june 9, 2024European electionsSpecial Events
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    Thursday august 15, 2024Assumptioncards/flowers
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    Monday september 16, 2024Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Thursday october 3, 2024Rosh Hashanahcards/flowers
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    Thursday october 3, 2024National DayNational Day
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    Sunday october 6, 2024ThanksgivingEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday october 13, 2024Yom Kippurcards/flowers
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    Sunday october 27, 2024Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Thursday october 31, 2024Halloweencards/flowers
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    Friday november 1, 2024All Saints' Daycards/flowers
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    Saturday november 9, 2024Commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wallcards/flowers
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    Monday november 11, 2024St Martin's Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday november 17, 2024People's mourning DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday november 17, 2024EwigkeitssonntagEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday december 6, 2024Hanukkahcards/flowers
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    Friday december 6, 2024Saint Nicholascards/flowers
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    Sunday december 8, 2024Immaculate Conceptioncards/flowers
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    Tuesday december 24, 2024Holy NightEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday december 24, 2024Banks are closedBanks only
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday december 26, 20242nd Christmas DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday december 31, 2024Banks are closedBanks only
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    European elections

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    Sunday june 9, 2024
    Special Events :

    Assumption

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
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    Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday september 16, 2024
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    Rosh Hashanah

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    Thursday october 3, 2024
    cards/flowers : Jewish New Year

    National Day

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    Thursday october 3, 2024
    Secular holiday : Tag der Einheit (Day of Unity)

    Thanksgiving

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    Sunday october 6, 2024
    Culture : Erntedankfest is a traditional harvest celebration marked by fireworks, parades, dancing and music, still celebrated in rural areas

    Yom Kippur

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    Sunday october 13, 2024
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    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday october 27, 2024
    Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times

    Halloween

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    Thursday october 31, 2024
    cards/flowers : Halloween originated from a Celtic festival called Samhain, which was celebrated 2,000 years ago and revolved around lighting bonfires and wearing costumes to ward off spirits and fairies— yes, Halloween began because people truly believed that it was a time when dead spirits would rise again, and walk among them. Back then, costumes acted as protection, not just an excuse to show off your Pinterest skills. Not much is known about the ancient holiday since there are no written records, though per Encyclopedia Britannica, it was a time fraught with danger, charged with fear, and full of supernatural episodes.

    All Saints' Day

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    Friday november 1, 2024
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    Commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall

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    Saturday november 9, 2024
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    St Martin's Day

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    Monday november 11, 2024
    cards/flowers : The most popular of all saints' days, especially with children. children prepare for the arrival of St. Martin by making paper lanterns. St. Martin arrives to towns at dusk on a big horse named Shimmel. All the children gather with their lit lanterns and parade through town behind him singing songs in his honor.

    People's mourning Day

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    Sunday november 17, 2024
    Culture : Commemorates all those who died in armed conflicts or as the victims of violent oppression.

    Ewigkeitssonntag

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    Sunday november 17, 2024
    Culture : General celebration in memorial of the deceased for the Lutherian Church

    Hanukkah

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    Friday december 6, 2024
    cards/flowers : Commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt (2nd century BC)

    Saint Nicholas

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    Friday december 6, 2024
    cards/flowers : A festival for children related to surviving legends of the saint, and particularly his reputation as a bringer of gifts.

    Immaculate Conception

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    Sunday december 8, 2024
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    Holy Night

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    Tuesday december 24, 2024
    Culture :

    Banks are closed

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    Tuesday december 24, 2024
    Banks only : Not an official public holiday, but all financial and stock exchange activities, most bank as well as most businesses are closed.

    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    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

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    Thursday december 26, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Banks are closed

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    Tuesday december 31, 2024
    Banks only : Not an official public holiday, but all financial and stock exchange activities, most bank as well as most businesses are closed.