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Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Internet domain: .de - Telephone code: +49 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
    European Truck Ban: 00:00 to 22:00 on Sundays, public holidays & vacations departures/returns; 07:00 to 20:00 in August
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Friday September 30, 2022Fall holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 9, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday January 16, 2023IMM CologneTradeshows
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    Thursday February 16, 2023Carnival (during 5 days from this date on)Events, celebrations...
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    Sunday February 19, 2023Shrove MondayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday February 20, 2023CarnivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday February 26, 2023EuroshopTradeshows
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    Friday March 31, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Fall holiday (beginning)

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    Friday September 30, 2022
    School holidays :

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Monday January 9, 2023
    School holidays : Www.ferien-in-nrw.de
    calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
    all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
    PISA ranking (average 493): 509 (among the 15 best WW)
    school day duration: 5:30 hours
    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 752
    Usually no school on Saturday
    No uniform required
    University of Münster ranking: Times Higher Education #161/QS ranking #308/Shanghai #101-150

    We carry confirmed dates till May 2024

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    IMM Cologne

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    Monday January 16, 2023
    Tradeshows : Www.imm-cologne.com/ lasts one week - 2023 edition confirmed

    Carnival (during 5 days from this date on)

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    Thursday February 16, 2023
    Culture : In Cologne, Crazy Days have been prepared since November. People wear costumes. Girls try to cut men's neckties. A second carnival is dedicated to ghosts and ends with the burning of Nubbel , a straw figure. In Cologne only

    Shrove Monday

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    Sunday February 19, 2023
    Culture : 'Rosenmontag' is celebrated in the carnival strongholds of Germany (Hochburgen), East Belgium, but also Austria and some cantons of Switzerland,

    Carnival

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    Culture : During one week (starting with the date indicated), there are carnivals in several towns and regions in Germany (Catholic regions). For business, avoid the Thursday (in Cologne, Dusseldorf, Bavaria and Baden-Württenberg). and the Monday (in Bonn, Cologne and Dusseldorf. The days of Carnival (the week, which ends with Ash Wednesday) are not offical holidays. Only Carnival Monday and Shrove Tuesday are de-facto -holidays in the "strongholds" of Carnival (Cologne, Düsseldorf, Mainz and Aachen - but also in several townships in the "western" states), because of the traditional Carnival-Processions.

    Euroshop

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    Sunday February 26, 2023
    Tradeshows : Https://www.euroshop-tradefair.com/ lasts 5 days in Düsseldorf 2023 edition confirmed

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 31, 2023
    School holidays :