Public holidays in Belgium 2019-2023

In the Christian world, most holidays are oriented towards Easter or Christmas. But also in other countries far away from home there is enough reason to celebrate.

Not all holidays are statuted by law - and those that are, do not necessarily mean a day off in all regions of Belgium. Rather, it is often up to the respective parts of the country whether the holiday is also a day off.

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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