Austria Public Holidays 2018


 
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Austria bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the second half of 2018, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Austria Public Holidays in 2018 Observance*
Jan.    Mon New Year's Day
        Sat Epiphany
Mar.    Mon Saint Joseph (K ST T V) Reg+Gov+Sch
        Fri Good Friday Bnk+Chr
Apr.    Mon Easter Monday
May     Tue Labour Day (Staatsfeiertag)
        Fri Saint Florian (OÖ) Reg+Gov+Sch
        Thu Ascension Day
        Mon Whit Monday
        Thu Corpus Christi Day
Aug. 15 Wed Assumption Day
Sep. 24 Mon Saint Rupert (S) Reg+Gov+Sch
Oct. 10 Wed Referendum Day (Tag der Volksabstimmung) (K) Reg+Gov+Sch
     26 Fri National Day
Nov.  1 Thu All Saints' Day
     11 Sun Saint Martin (B) Reg+Gov+Sch
     15 Thu Saint Leopold (NÖ W) Reg+Gov+Sch
Dec.  8 Sat Immaculate Conception Day
     24 Mon Christmas Eve (Weihnachten) Banks
     25 Tue Christmas Day (Christtag)
     26 Wed Saint Stephen's Day (Stefanitag)
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

10 Jul 2016 Austria Could Add New Public Holiday (Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs-BMEIA) The Court of Appeals for the Vienna Circuit has ruled that a provision in the "Act on Rest Periods", the law regulating public holidays in Austria, violates EU law in the manner in which it treats entitlement to the Good Friday holiday in Austria, paving the road for Good Friday to become an annual non-working public holiday for everyone in Austria.  01 Jan 2016 Austrian 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs-BMEIA) Austria's Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äusseres - BMEIA) has released the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Austria for the calendar year 2016.  30 Dec 2014 Austrian 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs-BMEIA) Austria's Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äusseres - BMEIA) has released the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Austria for the upcoming calendar year 2015.  23 Dec 2013 Austrian 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs-BMEIA) Austria's Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs ("Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äusseres" - BMEIA) has released the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Austria for the upcoming calendar year 2014.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Austria public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Weekend Public Holidays: Public holidays that occur on a weekend remain on that date (ie. they are not moved to another date).  Saturday Closings: Most stores in Austria close at 13:00 (1pm) on Saturdays.  Maundy Thursday (3 days before Easter) and Good Friday are not official national public holidays, but quite a few stores do close early. Banks are closed on Good Friday.  Christmas Eve (Weihnachten) is not one of the official public holidays but banks are closed on that day, and it is celebrated in the evening. Also, many stores close in the afternoon and don't reopen until December 27.  New Year's Eve is also a day when many places may close early.  Regional Days Each region has a patron saint day, when government offices and schools are closed: • Burgenland (B): 11-nov (St. Martin), • Kärnten (K): 19-mar (St. Josef), • Niederösterreich (NÖ): 15-nov (St. Leopold), • Oberösterreich (OÖ): 4-may (St. Florian), • Salzburg (S): 24-sep (St. Rupert), • Steiermark (ST): 19-mar (St. Josef), • Tirol (T): 19-mar (St. Josef), • Vorarlberg (V):19-mar (St. Josef), • Wien/Vienna (W): 15-nov (St. Leopold).  Austria International Codes AT and AUT (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .at (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Austria information and news: Austrian National Bank (Austria central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Austria maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Austria), and Wikipedia (includes Austria commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Austria, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2018 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Austria, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Austria, before planning any trip to Austria. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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