The court recess starts in summer on July 15 and lasts until and including August 25 of each year. On Christmas and New Year the court recess starts on December 24 of each year and lasts until and including January 6 of the following year (cf. art. 1 of the Regulation on Court Recess, LR 271.011).
During the court recess, hearings will only be held and decisions will only be taken in the so-called interim court recess actions conclusively determined by § 224 par. 1 of the Code of Civil Procedure (cf. § 223 par. 1 CCP).
The court recess does not have any influence on court collection proceedings and on forced collection proceedings with inclusion of allotment to the highest bidder (cf. § 223 par. 2 CCP).
Moreover, the court may also qualify other matters to the extent they require a prompt settlement, on an ad hoc basis, as interim court recess actions (cf. § 224 par. 2 sent. 1 CCP).
The court recess has a restraining effect on the deadlines. The remaining open part of the term is reported to the end of the court recess (cf. § 225 par. 1 CCP).
If the time begins to run within the court recess period, the beginning will be postponed to the end of the court recess. The beginning of the court recess does not have any influence on the beginning and the end of deadlines of interim court recess actions (cf. § 225 par.1 CCP).