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Public Festivities

15 Aug - Whit Monday
40 days after Easter - Ascension Day
1 May - Labour Day
1 Jan - New Year's Day
Mar/Apr - Easter Monday
1 Nov - All Saints' Day
26 Oct - National Day
26 Dec - St Stephen's Day
25 Dec - Christmas Day
8 Dec - Immaculate Conception
6 Jan - Epiphany


Annual Events in Vienna

January

New Year’s Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

February

On the last Thursday of the month, Wiener Opernball at the Staatsoper. The most important social event of the year.

May

Celebration on 1 May of the opening of the Prater. Vienna Spring Marathon.

Half-May till June: during the Wiener Festwochen, the city lends profile to its achievements as a European art- and music city.

June

The huge Sommernachtsfest (Summer Solstice Feast) on the Donau-insel is a mixture of fancy fair, music and entertainment (theatre, cabaret); a free-of-charge open-air festival. During the Wiener Musiksommer (Viennese Music Summer) classical concerts take place, for instance in churches and parks.

July/August

Musikfilmfestival. Musical films are shown on a huge screen on Rathausplatz.

November/December

International equestrian- and jumping tournament in the Wiener Stadthalle.

December

Christmas markets on Rathausplatz, on Freyung, at the Spittelberg, in the Heiligenkreuzer Hof and in front of Schloss Schönbrunn. Silvesterfeiern (New Year’s Eve celebration) on Stephansplatz, with stalls selling beverages. Podia and dance tents. In the cathedral, the giant bell ‘Pummerin’ is rung at midnight.

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