Holidays in Austria 2024 (all federal states)

The topic of this publication on All-Holidays.Info: public and unofficial holidays in Austria 2024. In the article we will list all official holidays with exact dates, as well as the main unofficial religious and international holidays.

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What holidays are celebrated in Austria?

All Austrian holidays can be divided into two main types – public and unofficial. Public holidays can be celebrated throughout the country or in individual federal states. Unofficial holidays are not tied to a territory. In total, the state is divided into nine federal states:

  • Burgenland.
  • Carinthia.
  • Lower Austria.
  • Upper Austria.
  • Salzburg.
  • Styria.
  • Tyrol.
  • Vorarlberg.
  • Vienna.

In addition to state and unofficial ones, Austrians celebrate international and religious holidays. Their dates do not include holidays or school holidays, unless such days are legally established at the federal or state level. It turns out that in Austria there are the following types of holidays:

  1. State national holidays.
  2. Local public holidays.
  3. Unofficial holidays.
  4. Unofficial religious holidays.
  5. International holidays.

In this article we will list all national and local public holidays in Austria 2024. We will also list the dates of the most important unofficial public holidays.

Holidays in Austria 2024

Below are the unofficial, local and general public holidays in Austria in 2024. In the description of local public holidays, we indicated the federal state in which they are celebrated.


  • January 1, 2024, Monday: New Year’s Day (public holiday).
  • Saturday 6 January 2024: Holy Three Kings (public holiday).
  • January 7, 2024, Sunday: Orthodox Christmas (unofficial holiday).
  • January 14, 2024, Sunday: Orthodox New Year (unofficial holiday).


  • Wednesday 14 February 2024: Valentine’s Day (unofficial holiday).


  • March 8, 2024, Friday: International Women’s Day (unofficial holiday).
  • Tuesday 19 March 2024: St. Joseph’s Day (local public holiday in Carinthia).
  • March 28, 2024, Thursday: Maundy Thursday (unofficial holiday).
  • March 29, 2024, Friday: Good Friday (unofficial holiday).
  • March 31, 2024, Sunday: Easter (unofficial holiday).


  • Monday 1 April 2024: Easter Monday (public holiday).


  • Wednesday, May 1, 2024: Labor Day/National Holiday May 1 (public holiday).
  • Saturday 4 May 2024: St. Florian’s Day (local public holiday, Upper Austria).
  • May 9, 2024, Thursday: Ascension of Christ (public holiday).
  • Monday 19 May: Pentecost (unofficial holiday, but in some states it is part of the Austrian school holidays 2023-2024).
  • Monday 20 May 2024: Spiritual Monday (public holiday).
  • May 30, 2024, Thursday: Corpus Christi (public holiday).

Who is Saint Florian?

Saint Florian was a Christian martyr who died in the 3rd century AD. He is said to have saved a burning village from fire, making him the patron saint of fires, floods and natural disasters. St. Florian is considered the patron saint of Upper Austria. It is said that his intercession saved the region from various disasters.


  • August 15, 2024, Thursday: Assumption of Mary (public holiday).


  • Tuesday 24 September 2024: St. Rupert’s Day (local public holiday, Salzburg).

Why is Saint Rupert revered?

Rupert was an 8th-century Frankish bishop and missionary. Around 696 AD Bavarian Duke Theodo invited Rupert to spread Christianity in the region. He is credited with officially founding and building a church in the area. His achievement is considered to be the founding of the city of Salzburg in 699. As the first bishop of Salzburg, Rupert contributed to the development of churches, monasteries and abbeys.


  • Thursday 10 October 2024: Plebiscite Day (local public holiday in Carinthia).
  • October 12, 2024, Saturday: Yom Kippur (unofficial holiday, may be a vacation if specified in the collective agreement).
  • Saturday 26 October 2024: Austrian National Day (public holiday).
  • October 31, 2024, Thursday: Reformation Day (unofficial holiday).

What is celebrated on plebiscite day in Carinthia?

In 1920, a plebiscite (referendum) was held in the southern Austrian state of Carinthia. His goal was to determine whether it would remain part of Austria or join the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. The plebiscite was held on October 10, 1920. The majority of residents voted to remain part of Austria.

What is celebrated in Austria on October 26?

On October 26, 1955, the Austrian parliament adopted the Constitutional Law on the Neutrality of Austria. He declared the country permanently neutral. This neutrality was one of the conditions set by the Allies for the restoration of full independence for Austria after World War II. Austrian National Day has been celebrated annually since 1965.


  • November 1, 2024, Friday: All Saints’ Day (public holiday).
  • November 2, 2024, Saturday: All Souls’ Day (unofficial holiday).
  • Monday 11 November 2024: St. Martin’s Day (local public holiday, Burgenland).
  • Friday 15 November 2024: St. Leopold’s Day (local public holiday, Lower Austria).


  • December 6, 2024, Wednesday: St. Nicholas Day (unofficial holiday).
  • December 8, 2024, Sunday: Immaculate Conception of Mary (public holiday).
  • December 24, 2024, Tuesday: Christmas Eve (unofficial holiday, may be a vacation if specified in the collective agreement).
  • Wednesday 25 December 2024: Christmas Day (public holiday).
  • December 26, 2024, Thursday: St. Stephen’s Day (public holiday).
  • December 31, 2024, Tuesday: New Year’s Eve (unofficial holiday, may be a vacation if specified in the collective agreement).

St. Stephen’s Day is celebrated on December 26 in Austria and some other European countries. It is dedicated to the life and death of Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr. According to legend, St. Stephen was (believed to have) been stoned to death in 36 AD. Every year on this day a Christmas concert is held by the Vienna Boys’ Choir, which is broadcast on television and radio.

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