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.

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 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