Tuesday May 28, 2024

Germany Flag May Day - Germany

May Day

May Day is basically another name for Labor Day and occurs every May 1rst. It celebrates Spring and the hard working citizens.

Celebration\ Observance

This is a public holiday in Germany where most post offices and other public jobs are closed. Many people in Germany observe the night between April 30 and May 1 as Witches night where bonfires are lit and some young people play pranks.


The night of April 30th used to be seen as a witch night in old day Germany where the witch prisons would light bonfires and do wild dances in order to keep the witches out. The day was made a combined holiday with labor day to support workers rights and witch traditions.

Germany Public Holidays

Yearly Calendars

Provides calendars for the calendar year for Germany.

Holiday Dates for the Year

Provides the dates for holidays for the calendar year for Germany.