Public holidays in Austria

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This is a list of public holidays observed in Austria.[1]

Date English translation Local name Comment
1 January New Year's Day Neujahr
6 January Epiphany Heilige Drei Könige
* Easter Monday Ostermontag
1 May National Holiday Staatsfeiertag
* Ascension Day Christi Himmelfahrt 39 days after Easter Sunday
* Whit Monday Pfingstmontag Descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles, 49 and 50 days after the Resurrection of Christ
* Corpus Christi Fronleichnam First Holy Eucharist Last Supper. Thursday after Trinity Sunday (60 days after Easter Sunday)
15 August Assumption of the Virgin Mary Mariä Himmelfahrt
26 October National Day Nationalfeiertag day of the Declaration of Neutrality
1 November All Saints' Day Allerheiligen
8 December Immaculate Conception Mariä Empfängnis retail stores are allowed to open for Christmas shopping
25 December Christmas Day Christtag
26 December St. Stephen's Day Stefanitag

An asterisk (*) denotes a movable holiday.

Additional days are observed in some states or industries. Below are holidays observed in some federal states.

Date English translation Local name Observed States
19 March Saint Joseph's Day Josefstag Carinthia, Styria, Tyrol and Vorarlberg
2 days before Easter Sunday Good Friday Karfreitag All states, recognized as bank holiday but not a federal public holiday.
4 May Saint Florian's Day Florian Upper Austria
24 September Saint Rupert's Day Rupert Salzburg
10 October Plebiscite Day Tag der Volksabstimmung Carinthia
11 November Saint Martin's Day Martin Burgenland
15 November Saint Leopold's Day Leopold Lower Austria and Vienna
24 December Christmas Eve Weihnachten All states, recognized as bank holiday but not a federal public holiday.
31 December New Year's Eve Silvester All states, recognized as bank holiday but not a federal public holiday.


  1. ^ "Public Holidays & Daylight Savings Time in Austria". Retrieved 28 July 2016.

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