Public holidays in Austria


A long tradition and happy days for employees

Austria has a long tradition of public holidays, some of which date back to state events and others to Catholic festivals.

Employees must be given time off on public holidays with full pay compensation. If workers are employed on public holidays, a holiday supplement of 100% of the hourly wage must be paid.

If a holiday falls on a Tuesday or Thursday, employees often ask whether vacation or compensatory time can be taken on the day between the holiday and the weekend. Individual companies generally keep closed on such days, in Austria these are called "Zwickeltage".


Overview of public holidays:




01 January: New Year's Day
06 January: Epiphany
01 April: Easter Monday
01 May: Labour Day
09 May: Ascension Day
20 May: Whit Monday
30 May: Corpus Christi
15 August: Assumption of the Virgin Mary
26 October: Austrian National Holiday
01 November: All Saints' Day
08 December: Immaculate Conception
24 December: Christmas Eve (half a day)
25 December: Christmas Day
26 December: Saint Stephen's Day
31 December: New Years Eve (half a day)



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