This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Austria. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

January 6 Sunday Epiphany Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.

February 14 Thursday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

April 14 Sunday Palm Sunday Observance

Christian feast that commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It falls on the Sunday before Easter.

April 19 Friday Good Friday Observance

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

April 22 Monday Easter Monday Public holiday

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a holiday in many countries.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 12 Sunday Mother's Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Second Sunday of May in many countries all over the globe

May 30 Thursday Ascension Day Public holiday

This holiday commemorates the Christian belief of the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. Celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter

June 9 Sunday Father's Day Observance

Celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Second Sunday in June in Belgium and Austria.

June 9 Sunday Pentecost Observance

The Christian feast day, which is celebrated ten days after Ascension Thursday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ

June 10 Monday Whit Monday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrated the day after Pentecost.

June 20 Thursday Corpus Christi Public holiday

The Roman Rite liturgical solemnity celebrating the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in the Eucharist - known as transubstantiation.

August 15 Thursday Assumption of Mary Public holiday

The Assumption is important to many Christians as the Virgin Mary's heavenly birthday (the day that Mary was received into Heaven).

September 22 Sunday European Heritage Days Observance

Days for visiting buildings, monuments and sites, many of which are not normally accessible to the public. It aims to widen access and foster care for architectural and environmental heritage. It falls on different weekend of September

October 26 Saturday National Day Public holiday

Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality

November 1 Friday All Saints' Day Public holiday

Commemoration day for all Christian saints

November 2 Saturday All Souls' Day Observance

Christians typically remember deceased relatives on this day.

December 1 Sunday First Sunday of Advent Observance

It's the first day of the liturgical year and the start of the season of Advent.

December 8 Sunday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Public holiday

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the solemn celebration of belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.

December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Observance

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 26 Thursday St Stephen's Day Public holiday

The Feast of Saint Stephen, is a Christian saint's day to commemorate Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr or protomartyr

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

Holidays in Austria in 2019

This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Austria. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

January 6 Sunday Epiphany Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.

February 14 Thursday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

April 14 Sunday Palm Sunday Observance

Christian feast that commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It falls on the Sunday before Easter.

April 19 Friday Good Friday Observance

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

April 22 Monday Easter Monday Public holiday

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a holiday in many countries.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 12 Sunday Mother's Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Second Sunday of May in many countries all over the globe

May 30 Thursday Ascension Day Public holiday

This holiday commemorates the Christian belief of the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. Celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter

June 9 Sunday Father's Day Observance

Celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Second Sunday in June in Belgium and Austria.

June 9 Sunday Pentecost Observance

The Christian feast day, which is celebrated ten days after Ascension Thursday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ

June 10 Monday Whit Monday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrated the day after Pentecost.

June 20 Thursday Corpus Christi Public holiday

The Roman Rite liturgical solemnity celebrating the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in the Eucharist - known as transubstantiation.

August 15 Thursday Assumption of Mary Public holiday

The Assumption is important to many Christians as the Virgin Mary's heavenly birthday (the day that Mary was received into Heaven).

September 22 Sunday European Heritage Days Observance

Days for visiting buildings, monuments and sites, many of which are not normally accessible to the public. It aims to widen access and foster care for architectural and environmental heritage. It falls on different weekend of September

October 26 Saturday National Day Public holiday

Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality

November 1 Friday All Saints' Day Public holiday

Commemoration day for all Christian saints

November 2 Saturday All Souls' Day Observance

Christians typically remember deceased relatives on this day.

December 1 Sunday First Sunday of Advent Observance

It's the first day of the liturgical year and the start of the season of Advent.

December 8 Sunday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Public holiday

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the solemn celebration of belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.

December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Observance

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 26 Thursday St Stephen's Day Public holiday

The Feast of Saint Stephen, is a Christian saint's day to commemorate Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr or protomartyr

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

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