Public holidays: approval - of exceptions to the general rest period
On Sundays and public holidays, there is generally a general break from work. All publicly noticeable activities that are likely to impair this peace or that contradict the nature of Sundays and public holidays are prohibited. The institution of Sunday as a day of rest from work and spiritual uplift, which is constitutionally guaranteed as a basic element of social coexistence and state order and is handed over to legal protection, is comprehensively protected. The individual should be given the opportunity to celebrate the day according to his or her individual needs, detached from workday commitments and constraints.
The following public holidays are state-recognized in Lower Saxony:
- New Year’s Day
- Good Friday
- Easter Monday
- May 1st,
- Ascension Day
- Whit Monday
- the 3rd of October, as the Day of German Unity,
- the 31st of October, as Reformation Day,
- 1st Christmas Day,
- 2. Christmas Day.
In addition, the "silent holidays" - Good Friday, the second Sunday before the 1st Advent (Day of Remembrance) and the last Sunday before the 1st Advent (Sunday of the Dead) - are particularly protected.
Who should I contact?
The responsibility lies with the municipality, the joint municipality and the city.
In the case of exceptions that extend beyond the territory of the competent authority, the joint supervisory authority, i.e. the district and the Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport, shall take its place.
Which documents are required?
Documents may be required. Please contact the competent authority.
What are the fees?
Fees may apply, please contact the competent authority.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.