HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS OF AUSTRIA
Holidays: Just about everything closes down on public holidays, so plan accordingly. New Year’s Day (Jan. 1); Epiphany (Jan. 6); Good Friday (Apr. 9); Easter Monday (Apr. 12); Labor Day (May 1); Ascension (May 20); Corpus Christi (June 19); Assumption Day (Aug. 15); Austrian National Day (Oct. 26); All Saints’ Day (Nov. 1); Immaculate Conception (Dec. 8); Christmas (Dec. 25); Boxing Day (Dec. 26).
Festivals: Vienna celebrates Fasching (Carnival) during the first 2 weeks of February. Austria’s most famous summer music festivals are the Wiener Festwochen (mid-May to mid-June) and the Salzburger Festspiele (late July to late Aug.).