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On Sundays and public holidays, work is only permitted in cases regulated by law.

On Sundays and public holidays, the individual should be given the opportunity to celebrate the day according to his individual needs, detached from workday ties and constraints. Therefore, work is only permitted in cases that are specifically regulated by law. In addition, all publicly noticeable activities that are likely to impair this peace or that contradict the nature of Sundays and public holidays are prohibited.

The following public holidays are recognized by the state in Schleswig-Holstein:

  • New Year
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • May Day,
  • Ascension Day
  • Whit Monday
  • Day of German Unity,
  • Reformation Day
  • Remembrance Day
  • Sunday of the Dead,
  • 1. Christmas Day,
  • 2. Christmas Day.

On the so-called " silent holidays " (Good Friday, National Mourning Day and Sunday of the Dead), all public events are also prohibited within a fixed time frame if they do not correspond to the serious character of these days.

Please contact the competent authority in this regard.


Exceptions to the prohibitions of the law on Sundays and public holidays (for example, the truck driving ban on Sundays and public holidays, shop opening hours, dance events on Sundays and public holidays as well as Sunday and holiday rest in the travel industry) must be requested.

  • Law on Sundays and Public Holidays (SFTG),
  • Landesverordnung über Verwaltungsgebühren (Allgemeiner Gebührentarif) Tarifstelle 21 - VwGebV.

Related Links

  • SFTG
  • VwGebVO

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