Belgium Bank Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Belgium or officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe
  • National Public Holidays are regulated by the Public Holiday Act of 1974
  • Public Holiday is a paid off day for all employee
  • Employees who work on Public Holiday must be given additional day off, this must enforce within 6 weeks from holiday date
  • There are several cultural holiday take place in Belgium, where many people from that district or region will take time off for celebrations.
  • Religious holidays change date every day, as they are observe based on Lunar cycle.
  • Three community days are holidays for government and administrative employees, this may observed by bank in that community

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
6 JanFriEpiphany - Commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus to the Magi, or three wise men. Not a Public Holiday
17 AprMonEaster Monday - Monday after Easter Sunday. Easter Monday in the Western Christian liturgical calendar is the second day of Eastertide and analogously in the Byzantine Rite is the second day of Bright Week
1 MayMonLabour Day - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers
14 MaySunMother's Day - Is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. 2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday
25 MayThursAscension Day - Commemorates departure of Christ from Earth into the presence of God. 39 days after Easter
26 MayFriAscension Friday - Banks are Closed
5 JunMonWhitmonday - Celebrated the day after Pentecost, Also Known as Pentecost Monday. A moveable feast in the Christian calendar. It is moveable because it is determined by the date of Easter. 7th Monday after Easter
11 JunSunFather's Day - celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. 2nd Sunday in June. Not a Public Holiday
11 JulTueDay of the Flemish Community - Celebrated every year on 11 July in remembrance of the Battle of Golden Spurs or Guldensporenslag and is observed only by the Flemish Community of Belgium
21 JulFriIndependence Day (National Holiday) - Celebrates the separation of Belgium from the Netherlands in 1831, as well as the formal establishment of the Kingdom
15 AugTueAssumption Day (Assumption of Mary) - Is a very important day in the Catholic religion. It is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ
24 SeptSunFrench Community Day - Observed only by the French community. Regional Holiday
1 NovWedAll Saints Day - Celebrated to honour of all the saints, known and unknown
2 NovThursAll Souls day - Commemorates All Souls, the Holy Souls, or the Faithful Departed. Not a Public Holiday
11 NovSatArmistice Day - Mark the armistice agreement signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France
15 NovWedGerman Community Day - Regional Holiday. If date falls on weekend, the holiday is not moved to a weekday. Day of the German-speaking Community of Belgium.
15 NovWedKings Feast - Celebrated in honour of King Leopold I (1790-1865) who was the first monarch of Belgium following its independence from the Netherlands in 1831. Not a Public Holiday
6 DecWedSaint Nicholas - Marks the death of Saint Nicholas. Saint Nicholas was a Greek Bishop of Myra (now part of modern-day Turkey) in the fourth century. Not a Public Holiday
25 DecMonChristmas Day - Christians celebrate the birth of Christ

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day
21 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayThursLabour day
29 MayThursAscension Day
30 MayFriAscension Friday
9 JunMonWhitmonday
11 JulFriCelebration of the Golden Spurs
21 JulMonIndependence Day
15 AugFriAssumption Day
27 SeptSatFrench Community Day
1 NovSatAll Saints Day
11 NovTueArmistice Day
15 NovSatGerman Community Day
25 DecThursChristmas Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
6 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayFriMay Day
14 MayThursAscension Day
15 MayFriAscension Friday
25 MayMonWhitmonday
11 JulSatCelebration of the Golden Spurs
21 JulTueIndependence Day
15 AugSatAssumption Day
27 SeptSunFrench Community Day
1 NovSunAll Saints Day
11 NovWedArmistice Day
15 NovSunGerman Community Day
25 DecFriChristmas Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
28 MarMonEaster Monday
1 MaySunLabour Day
5 MayThursAscension Day
6 MayFriAscension Friday
16 MayMonWhitmonday
11 JulMonCelebration of the Golden Spurs
21 JulThursIndependence Day
15 AugMonAssumption Day
24 SeptSatFrench Community Day
1 NovTueAll Saints Day
11 NovFriArmistice Day
15 NovTueGerman Community Day
25 DecSunChristmas Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
6 JanSatThree Kings Day
2 AprMonEaster Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
1 MayTueLabour Day
10 MayThursAscension Day (40 days after Easter)
11 MayFriAscension Friday (Banks are Closed)
13 MaySunMother's Day (2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday)
21 MayMonWhitmonday (7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday)
10 JunSunFather's Day (2nd Sunday in June. Not a Public Holiday)
11 JulWedCelebration of the Golden Spurs (Day of the Flemish Community)
21 JulSatIndependence Day (National Holiday)
15 AugWedAssumption Day (Assumption of Mary)
24 SeptMonFrench Community Day (Observed only by the French community)
1 NovThursAll Saints Day
2 NovFriAll Souls day (Not a Public Holiday)
11 NovSunArmistice Day
15 NovThursGerman Community Day (Day of the German-speaking Community of Belgium)
15 NovThursKings Feast (Not a Public Holiday)
6 DecThursSaint Nicholas (Not a Public Holiday)
25 DecTueChristmas Day

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