Germany Country Profile - Working Practices

Working practices

Normal working hours are 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Annual leave varies between 20 and 30 working days.

Public (Bank) Holidays 2012:

January 1 - New Years Day

January 6 - Epiphany Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Saxony-Anhalt

April 6 - Good Friday 

April 9 - Easter Monday 

May 1 - Labour Day

May 13 - Mothers Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday.

May 17 - Ascension Day 40 days after Easter

May 17 - Fathers Day Celebrated on Ascension Day

May 28 - Whitmonday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday

June 7 - Corpus Christi Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland

August 15 - Assumption Day Saarland

October 3 - German Unity Day Celebrated on October 3rd

October 31  - Day of Reformation Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony,Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia

November 1 - All Saints Day Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland

November 21 - Repentance Day Saxony. Wednesday before November 23.

December 25 - Christmas Day

December 26 - St Stephens Day

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