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Austria Public Holidays 2015

Check the 2015 Public Holidays list of Austria. Find 2015 holidays calendar of Austria. Check dates and day of holidays like New Year’s Day, Epiphany, Easter Monday, Labor Day, Ascension Day, Whit Monday, Corpus Christi, Assumption of the Virgin Mary, All Saints’ Day, All Saints’ Day, Immaculate Conception, Christmas, Boxing Day in Austria. The following dates are observed as 2015 public holidays in Austria.

Austria Public Holidays 2015
Sr.No. Month Day Weak Day Name
1 January 1 Thursday New Year’s Day
2 January 6 Tuesday Epiphany
3 April 6 Monday Easter Monday
4 May 1 Friday Labor Day
5 May 14 Thursday Ascension Day
6 May 25 Monday Whit Monday
7 June 4 Thursday Corpus Christi
8 August 15 Saturday Assumption of the Virgin Mary
9 October 26 Monday Austrian National Holiday
10 November 1 Sunday All Saints’ Day
11 December 8 Tuesday Immaculate Conception
12 December 25 Friday Christmas Day
13 December 26 Saturday Boxing Day
New Year Day
New Year’s Day, which is on January 1, marks the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar. This holiday is celebrated in many countries worldwide. Schools, post offices and government offices are closed, as are most businesses, in countries where New Year’s Day is a public holiday. Many people mark New Year’s Day as the first day to start a New Year’s resolution for the year. New Year’s Day parades are held in some places and some of these parades are televised. The start of New Year’s Day is usually marked by fireworks and music as the clock strikes midnight between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Epiphany
Many Christians around the world annually celebrate Epiphany on January 6. It is a public holiday in many countries and marks two events in Jesus Christ’s life, according to the Christian Bible. The first event was when the three wise men, or kings, visited infant Jesus. The second event was when St John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Epiphany is commonly known as Twelfth Night, Twelfth Day, Three Kings’ Day, or the Feast of Epiphany.
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is one of the most festive events among Christians worldwide. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from death, as written in the Christian bible.
Easter Monday
Easter Monday is observed as a public holiday in many countries and is part of the Easter period. It is a Christian observance and is the day after Easter Sunday. Many Christians celebrate Easter Sunday as the day of Jesus Christ’s resurrection, which is written in the New Testament of the Christian bible.
Ascension Day
Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It occurs 39 days after Easter Sunday. It is a Christian holiday that commemorates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven according to Christian belief. Ascension Day is one of the earliest Christian festivals dating back to the year 68. According to the New Testament in the Bible, Jesus Christ met several times with his disciples during the 40 days after his resurrection to instruct them on how to carry out his teachings. It is believed that on the 40th day he took them to the Mount of Olives, where they watched as he ascended to heaven.
Whit Monday
Whit Monday, or Pentecost Monday, is a Christian holiday. It is the day after Pentecost, also known as Whit Sunday or Whitsunday, which commemorates the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the disciples of Jesus Christ, according to the New Testament of the Bible. Whit Monday is a public holiday in some places around the world.
Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi is a Christian observance that honors the Holy Eucharist. It is also known as the Feast of the Most Holy Body of Christ, as well as the Day of Wreaths. In commemoration of the Last Supper on the day before Jesus’ crucifixion, many Christians around the world receive Communion on this day.
Assumption of the Virgin Mary
The feast day of the Assumption of Mary, also known as Assumption Day, celebrates the day that God assumed the Virgin Mary into Heaven following her death, according to popular Christian belief. It is the principal feast day of the Virgin Mother. It is celebrated annually on or around August 15 by many countries, particularly in parts of Europe and South America. Some countries celebrate the day at other times of the year. This day is also known as the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God, or the Feast of the Assumption.
National Holiday
Austria’s national holiday on 26 October commemorates the Declaration of Neutrality. The Declaration of Neutrality was a declaration by the Austrian Parliament declaring the country permanently neutral. It was enacted on 26 October 1955 as a constitutional act of parliament.
All Saints’ Day
All Saints’ Day is a celebration of all Christian saints, particularly those who have no special feast days of their own, in many Roman Catholic, Anglican and Protestant churches. In many western churches it is annually held November 1 and in many eastern churches it is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost. It is also known as All Hallows Tide, All-Hallomas, or All Hallows’ Day.
Immaculate Conception
Many Christian communities around the world annually observe the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8. This day is a holy day of obligation in which many Christians, particularly of the Catholic faith, attend special church services for this occasion.
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is one of the most festive holidays in many countries around the world. It is a Christian holiday in memory of Jesus Christ’s birth and most people celebrate the day on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar. Many people have a day off work and spend time with their families and loved ones on Christmas Day. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many countries worldwide.

 

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