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Holidays in German-Speaking Europe

Bräuche - Customs - Holidays - Observations

Traditional Holidays and Religious Celebrations
Customs in the German-Speaking World

With English-German Glossaries

Holidays in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland
Select a month and a linked holiday to find more information about the traditions and celebrations for that month. Most of the holidays/traditions are linked to a related glossary of terms in English and German.

Also see: Feiertag-Kalender (German Holiday Calendar)

Feste/Feiertage - Holidays

JANUAR
Neujahr - New Year's
JULI
keine Feiertage
no holidays
FEBRUAR
Mariä Lichtmess
(Groundhog Day)
Valentinstag
Fastnacht/Karneval
Carnival/Mardi Gras
AUGUST
Swiss National Day
1. August
MÄRZ
Frauentag (IWD)
Tag der Kranken (CH)
Fastnacht/Karneval
Carnival/Mardi Gras
Ostern - Easter
SEPTEMBER
Oktoberfest
Yes, it starts in Sept.!
Erntedankfest
APRIL
Ostern - Easter
OKTOBER
Halloween
October Holidays
Oktoberfest
Erntedankfest
MAI
Erster Mai - May Day
Der Maibaum - Maypole
Muttertag - Mother's Day
Walpurgis
NOVEMBER
Allerheiligen - All Saints
Allerseelen - All Souls
Martinstag - Martinmas
Erntedankfest
JUNI
Vatertag - Father's Day
DEZEMBER
Weihnachten (Christmas)
Silvester (New Year's Eve)
ALSO SEE:
Feiertag-Kalender
An annotated calendar of celebrations and holidays in German-speaking Europe.

English-German Glossaries
Annotated glossaries on a variety of topics from aerospace to travel.
 

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Glossaries
All of our annotated English-German glossaries on a variety of topics.

Dictionaries
Info and links for print and online dictionaries. From your Guide.

Digital Greeting Cards
Postcards and greeting cards in German for many occasions.

Wort des Tages
What's today's German word of the day? From your Guide.


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