Public holidays in Europe

Public holidays influence in a significant way the economic and domestic activity of each country and consequently the consumption and the exchanges of electricity.

RTE takes them into account in its forecasts and wishes to inform the actors of these particular dates for the current year.

These data are available from the year 2003 for the following countries :
Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, United-Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland, Czech Republic.

Public holidays in Europe - Year 2015
Date Day GER AUS BEL DEN SPA FRA ITA LUX NOR NLS POR UK SWE SWI CZE
01/01/2015 New Year's Day X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
06/01/2015 Epiphany X X   X X   X           X X (1)  
02/04/2015 Maundy Thursday       X         X            
03/04/2015 Maundy Friday X     X X X (1)     X   X   X X (1)  
05/04/2015 Easter X     X     X   X   X     X (1)  
06/04/2015 Easter Monday X X X X X (1) X X X X X   X X X (1) X
25/04/2015 Liberation Italy - Freedom day Portugal             X       X        
27/04/2015 Koningsdag (national Holiday Netherlands)                   X          
01/05/2015 Labor Day / State Holiday Austria / Day of Repentance and Prayer Danemark X X X   X X X X X   X   X   X
04/05/2015 Labor Day (United Kingdom)                       X      
08/05/2015 Victory Day 1945 / Fête de l'iris - Belgium / Liberation Day - Czech Republic     X (1)     X                 X
14/05/2015 Ascension Day   X   X   X   X X X (1)     X X  
17/05/2015 National Day (Norway)                 X            
24/05/2015 Whitsun                 X X (1)       X (1)  
25/05/2015 Whit Monday / Spring Bank Holiday - United Kingdom X X X X   X   X X X   X   X (1)  
02/06/2015 Republic Day Italy             X                
04/06/2015 Corpus Christi   X                          
06/06/2015 Swedish National Holiday                         X    
10/06/2015 Portugal day                     X        
20/06/2015 Midsummer day (Sweden)                         X    
23/06/2015 Luxembourg National Holiday               X              
05/07/2015 Saints Cyril and Methodius's Day (Czech Republic)                             X
06/07/2015 Jan Hus Day (Czech Republic)                             X
11/07/2015 Flemish Community Holiday (Belgium)     X (1)                        
14/07/2015 French National Holiday           X                  
21/07/2015 Belgium National Holiday     X                        
01/08/2015 National Day (Switzerland)                           X  
15/08/2015 Assumption Day   X X   X X X X     X        
27/09/2015 French Community Day (Belgium)     X (1)                        
28/09/2015 Czech Statehood Day - Saint Venceslas                             X
03/10/2015 National Unity Day (Germany) X                            
05/10/2015 Republic day (Portugal)                     X (1)        
12/10/2015 National Day (Spain)         X                    
26/10/2015 National Day (Austria)   X                          
28/10/2015 Independance Day 1918 (Czech Republic)                             X
31/10/2015 All Saints' Day - Sweden                         X    
01/11/2015 All Saints' Day   X X   X X X X           X (1)  
11/11/2015 Armistice Day 1918     X     X                  
15/11/2015 German Community Day (Belgium)     X (1)                        
17/11/2015 Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day                             X
06/12/2015 Constitution Day (Spain)         X                    
08/12/2015 Immaculate Conception   X     X   X       X     X (1)  
24/12/2015 Christmas Eve       X (1)                     X
25/12/2015 Christmas X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
26/12/2015 2nd Christmas Day / St. Stephen's Day X X   X X (1) X (1) X X X X   X X X (1) X
(1) Some areas/communities/governments/half-days…(for France : Haut-Rhin, Bas-Rhin and Moselle)
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