Corpus Christi holiday closures June 15
Thursday, June 15 marks the Christian holiday of Corpus Christi, which celebrates the Eucharist or Holy Communion. This holiday is observed on a Thursday 60 days after Easter. Villages often host parades and other processions to mark the occasion.
Corpus Christi is a public holiday in the German states of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rheinland-Pfalz and the Saarland. Local government offices, banks, and most businesses and restaurants will be closed for the day. Expect a few traffic delays on Wednesday, June 14, as many residents flock out of town for a long weekend. Other European countries, such as Austria, Poland, Portugal and Spain also observe this holiday.