Public Holidays

Public holidays in Belgium 2021-2025

Although European Belgium has Celtic and Germanic origins, the holidays have long been adapted to the Christian world. After all, the vast majority of the population is Roman Catholic. For this very reason, it is noticeable that some of the Christian holidays that are important in our country are not Christian holidays in Belgium. Neither Good Friday nor Boxing Day are public holidays in Belgium.

A special feature are the public holidays of the respective regions and communities.

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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

dateholidayLocal name
Jan, 1stNew YearJour de l'An
May, 1stLabor DayFête du travail
Jul, 11thFlemish Community HolidayFeestdag van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap
Jul, 21stBelgian National DayFête nationale
Aug, 15thAssumption DayAssomption
Sep, 20thHoliday of the Walloon Region
Sep, 27thFrench Community HolidayLa fête de la communauté française
Nov, 1stAll Saints' DayToussaint
Nov, 11thDay of TruceArmistice
Nov, 15thHoliday of the German-speaking Community
Dec, 25th1st Christmas HolidayNoël
Dec, 26th2nd Christmas Holiday
Dec, 31stNew Year's Eve

Moving Holidays in Belgium

holidayLocal name20212022202320242025
Good FridayApr, 2ndApr, 15thApr, 7thMar, 29thApr, 18th
Easter SundayPâquesApr, 4thApr, 17thApr, 9thMar, 31stApr, 20th
Easter MondayLundi de PâquesApr, 5thApr, 18thApr, 10thApr, 1stApr, 21st
Mother's DayMay, 9thMay, 8thMay, 14thMay, 12thMay, 11th
Ascension of ChristAscensionMay, 13thMay, 26thMay, 18thMay, 9thMay, 29th
Whit SundayPentecôteMay, 23rdJun, 5thMay, 28thMay, 19thJun, 8th
Whit MondayLundi de pentecôteMay, 24thJun, 6thMay, 29thMay, 20thJun, 9th
Father's DayJun, 13thJun, 12thJun, 11thJun, 9thJun, 8th

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