THESE ARE THE BERLIN PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN 2023
It’s a brand-spanking new year and the perfect time to start thinking about your vacation plans for 2023.
WHAT ARE THE BERLIN PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN 2023?
There are 10 public holidays on the books for Berliners in 2023 and thankfully, only one occurs on a weekend and we have more days available to us in past years.
We recommend using this list of public holidays to book some cheeky long weekend getaways or even, a nice “staycation” at home in Berlin, or some amazing day trips from Berlin.
|January 1, 2023 (Sunday) ✅||New Year’s Day|
|March 8, 2023 (Wednesday) ✅||International Women’s Day|
|April 7, 2023 (Friday) ✅||Good Friday|
|April 10, 2023 (Monday) ✅||Easter Monday|
|May 1, 2023 (Monday) ✅||Labour Day (May Day)|
|May 18, 2023 (Thursday) ✅||Ascension Day|
|May 29, 2023 (Monday) ✅||Whit Monday|
|October 3, 2023 (Tuesday) ✅||Day of German Unity|
|December 25, 2022 (Monday)||Christmas Day|
|December 26, 2023 (Tuesday)||Second Day of Christmas|
You can expect on most holidays that all shops and supermarkets are closed. There’s no need to fret, as you can still find supermarkets and shops like Rossman and DM open. Read our Sunday shopping in Berlin guide for more details.
If you’re curious to learn more about a specific holiday, check out the links in the table above. It’s also important to note that holidays vary across different German states.
That’s a wrap on the public holidays in Berlin for this year. We hope you enjoy all of them to the fullest!
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A Canadian in Berlin for 10+ years, I have the unique experience of moving to Berlin – not once, but twice. During my time in Berlin, I’ve had five different visas and worked as both a freelancer and a permanent employee for numerous Berlin companies. I even managed to find a new job during the pandemic and again in 2023, during Germany’s recession and massive layoffs in tech.
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