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Public holiday in all states until 1994. The holiday was discontinued with introduction of nursing care insurance. Saxony is the only state where employers do not have to pay for nursing care insurance (paid by employees in that state) and where the holiday is still kept.
Public holiday only in approx. 1700 communities with predominantly Catholic population and in the cities of Augsburg and Munich.
Schools are closed all over the state on that day.
For states where some holidays are not observed uniformly all over the state, such holidays are included in state's total number of holidays if celebration of those holidays is predominant and widespread in that state:
Bavaria: with Assumption Day, without Peace Festival.
Saxony and Thuringia: without Corpus Christi.
Good Friday and Holy Saturday are so-called "quiet days" (stille Tage), when certain restrictions apply, as defined by local state authorities. An example of this is the ban on dancing on Good Friday, which is observed in almost all German states.