Public holidays in Belgium 2019-2023

Belgium has Celtic and Germanic origins, but 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, however, it is striking that some of our important Christian holidays in Belgium are not. Neither Good Friday nor Christmas Day are public holidays in Belgium.

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


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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

holidayLocal namedate
New YearJour de l'AnJan, 1st
Labor DayFête du travailMay, 1st
Flemish Community HolidayFeestdag van de Vlaamse GemeenschapJul, 11th
Belgian National DayFête nationaleJul, 21st
Assumption DayAssomptionAug, 15th
Holiday of the Walloon RegionSep, 20th
French Community HolidayLa fête de la communauté françaiseSep, 27th
All Saints' DayToussaintNov, 1st
Day of TruceArmisticeNov, 11th
Holiday of the German-speaking CommunityNov, 15th
1st Christmas HolidayNoëlDec, 25th
2nd Christmas HolidayDec, 26th
New Year's EveDec, 31st


Moving Holidays in Belgium

holidayLocal name20192020202120222023
Good FridayApr, 19thApr, 10thApr, 2ndApr, 15thApr, 7th
Easter SundayPâquesApr, 21stApr, 12thApr, 4thApr, 17thApr, 9th
Easter MondayLundi de PâquesApr, 22ndApr, 13thApr, 5thApr, 18thApr, 10th
Mother's DayMay, 12thMay, 10thMay, 9thMay, 8thMay, 14th
Ascension of ChristAscensionMay, 30thMay, 21stMay, 13thMay, 26thMay, 18th
Whit SundayPentecôteJun, 9thMay, 31stMay, 23rdJun, 5thMay, 28th
Father's DayJun, 9thJun, 14thJun, 13thJun, 12thJun, 11th
Whit MondayLundi de pentecôteJun, 10thJun, 1stMay, 24thJun, 6thMay, 29th