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 2018
Date Day GER AUS BEL DEN SPA FRA ITA LUX NOR NLS POR UK SWE SWI CZE
01/01/2018 New Year's Day X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
06/01/2018 Epiphany X X   X X   X           X X (1)  
29/03/2018 Maundy Thursday       X         X            
30/03/2018 Maundy Friday X     X X X (1)     X   X   X X (1)  
01/04/2018 Easter X     X     X   X   X     X (1)  
02/04/2018 Easter Monday X X X X X (1) X X X X X   X X X (1) X
25/04/2018 Liberation Italy - Freedom day Portugal             X       X        
27/04/2018 Koningsdag (national Holiday Netherlands)                   X          
01/05/2018 Labor Day / State Holiday Austria / Day of Repentance and Prayer Danemark X X X   X X X X X   X   X   X
02/05/2018 Labor Day (United Kingdom)                       X      
08/05/2018 Victory Day 1945 / Fête de l'iris - Belgium / Liberation Day - Czech Republic     X (1)     X                 X
10/05/2018 Ascension Day   X   X   X   X X X (1)     X X  
17/05/2018 National Day (Norway)                 X            
20/05/2018 Whitsun                 X X (1)       X (1)  
21/05/2018 Whit Monday X X X X   X   X X X       X (1)  
28/05/2018 Spring Bank Holiday - United Kingdom                       X      
31/05/2018 Corpus Christi   X                          
02/06/2018 Republic Day Italy             X                
06/06/2018 Swedish National Holiday                         X    
10/06/2018 Portugal day                     X        
23/06/2018 Midsummer day (Sweden)                         X    
24/06/2018 Luxembourg National Holiday               X              
05/07/2018 Saints Cyril and Methodius's Day (Czech Republic)                             X
06/07/2018 Jan Hus Day (Czech Republic)                             X
11/07/2018 Flemish Community Holiday (Belgium)     X (1)                        
14/07/2018 French National Holiday           X                  
21/07/2018 Belgium National Holiday     X                        
01/08/2018 National Day (Switzerland)                           X  
15/08/2018 Assumption Day   X X   X X X X     X        
27/09/2018 French Community Day (Belgium)     X (1)                        
28/09/2018 Czech Statehood Day - Saint Venceslas                             X
03/10/2018 National Unity Day (Germany) X                            
05/10/2018 Republic day (Portugal)                     X (1)        
12/10/2018 National Day (Spain)         X                    
26/10/2018 National Day (Austria)   X                          
28/10/2018 Independance Day 1918 (Czech Republic)                             X
01/11/2018 All Saints' Day   X X   X X X X           X (1)  
03/11/2018 All Saints' Day - Sweden                         X    
11/11/2018 Armistice Day 1918     X     X                  
15/11/2018 German Community Day (Belgium)     X (1)                        
17/11/2018 Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day                             X
06/12/2018 Constitution Day (Spain)         X                    
08/12/2018 Immaculate Conception   X     X   X       X     X (1)  
24/12/2018 Christmas Eve       X (1)                     X
25/12/2018 Christmas X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
26/12/2018 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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