Public holidays in Belgium 2018-2022

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


Movable Holidays in Belgium

holidayLocal name20182019202020212022
Good FridayMar 30Apr 19Apr 10Apr 2Apr 15
Easter SundayPâquesApr 1Apr 21Apr 12Apr 4Apr 17
Easter MondayLundi de PâquesApr 2Apr 22Apr 13Apr 5Apr 18
Ascension of ChristAscensionMay 10May 30May 21May 13May 26
Mother's DayMay 13May 12May 10May 9May 8
Whit SundayPentecôteMay 20Jun 9May 31May 23Jun 5
Whit MondayLundi de pentecôteMay 21Jun 10Jun 1May 24Jun 6
Father's DayJun 10Jun 9Jun 14Jun 13Jun 12