Holidays in Baden-Württemberg 2022: calendar and overview

Once the year begins, many students are already eager for the next vacation. But when will children in Baden-Württemberg have no school in 2022? Here you will find an overview of all public and school holidays.


Overview of public holidays 2022

Overview of school holidays 2022

Holiday calendar 2022: public holidays and school holidays by month

  • New Year’s Eve: January 01, 2022 (Saturday)
  • Epiphany: January 06, 2022 (Thursday)
  • Good Friday: April 15, 2022 (Friday)
  • Easter: April 18, 2022 (Monday)
  • Labor Day: May 1, 2022 (Sunday)
  • Ascension Day: May 26, 2022 (Thursday)
  • Pentecost: June 06, 2022 (Monday)
  • Corpus Christi: June 16, 2022 (Thursday)
  • German Unity Day: October 3, 2022 (Monday)
  • Halloween: November 1, 2022 (Sunday)
  • Christmas Day: December 25, 2022 (Sunday)
  • Boxing Day: December 26, 2022 (Monday)

School holidays in Baden-Württemberg 2022

  • Easter holiday: Thursday, April 14 to Saturday, April 23
  • Whitsun holidays: Tuesday 7 June to Saturday 18 June
  • Summer vacation: Thursday 28 July to Saturday 10 September
  • Autumn leave: Monday, October 31 to Friday, November 4
  • Christmas holiday: Wednesday, December 21 to Saturday, January 07

School holidays in Germany were based on, or were identical to, church holidays. Depending on the region and tradition, there were also individual days off for fairs and trade fairs and harvest time or the hot season.

In 1964, the so-called “Hamburg Agreement” decided that school holidays should last 75 working days (including 12 Saturdays). Summer vacation dates are coordinated and set every few years by the Conference of Ministers of Education. The remaining holiday dates are determined by the individual federal states themselves.

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The Winter holidays or Christmas holidays in Baden-Württemberg It usually covers the time from (shortly before that) Christmas Eve until January 6 (Epiphany). The Christmas holiday of 2022 runs through January 7, including the weekend after Epiphany. This means that schoolchildren in Baden-Württemberg always start the new year with a holiday.

Like the Christmas holidays, they are too Easter holiday I went out of my spare time for church holidays. In Baden-Württemberg, the Easter holiday of 2022 begins the day before Good Friday.

Pentecost holiday They are not common everywhere in Germany – only Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg enjoy these holidays. In other federal states, some of which already have summer holidays as of June, the gap between Pentecost and the summer holidays will be so short, which is not considered reasonable. Since the state of Baden-Württemberg traditionally spends the summer holidays only late, there are also Pentecost holidays. In 2022 they will be for two weeks.

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Depending on the region, autumn holidays have their origins, for example, in the so-called “potato holidays” for harvesting potatoes or on the days of Halloween and All Souls’ Day. Since the state of Baden-Württemberg has already held the Pentecost holiday, the fall holidays in 2022 in Baden-Württemberg are “only” one week.

Summer vacation in Baden-Württemberg: a special feature

As in every federal state, summer vacation in Baden-Württemberg is the longest non-educational period for students. However, summer holidays in Baden-Württemberg, as in Bavaria, have a certain special status.

Because: the federal states are divided into five groups, which have summer vacation at different times. The start of the holiday changes from year to year. Sometimes it is already June, and in other years it will not be until the end of July. Only Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg do not participate in this rolling system: summer holidays in these countries always start as late as possible, in Baden-Württemberg usually on the last Thursday in July. In 2022, the summer vacation in Baden-Württemberg begins on July 28 and the week is 6.5.

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Mobile holidays 2022 in Baden-Württemberg

Baden-Württemberg has so-called flexi days. These additional vacation days are determined by individual schools and used, for example, as typical transition days or to give students time off at local customs festivals and fairs. In the academic year 2021/2022 there is in Baden-Württemberg 4 days flexible vacationin the academic year 23/22 5 days flexible vacation. You can find out when this happened from the respective school.

An overview of the official and school holidays arranged by month

December 2021 / January 2022:

  • Until Saturday, 08.01: Christmas holiday
  • Saturday January 1st: New Year’s Day
  • Thursday January 6: Three Wise Men

April 2022:

  • Thursday, April 14 to Saturday, April 23: Easter holiday
  • Friday 15th April: Good Friday
  • Monday, April 18: Easter

May 2022:

  • Sunday May 1st: Labor Day
  • Thursday May 26: Ascension Day

June 2022:

  • Monday 06 June: Pentecost
  • Tuesday 07 June to Saturday 18 June: Whitsun Holidays
  • Thursday, June 16: Corpus Christi

July/August/September 2022:

  • Thursday 28 July to Saturday 10 September: summer vacation

October/November 2022:

  • Monday 3 October: German Unity Day
  • From Monday 31 October to Friday 4 November: Autumn Break
  • Tuesday November 1st: Halloween

December 2022:

  • From Wednesday December 21: Christmas holiday
  • Sunday 25 December 2022: Boxing Day
  • Monday December 26, 2022: Boxing Day

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