2012: Belgium

Belgium National public holidays of Belgium in 2012

Sunday January 01 New Years Day
Friday January 06 Epiphany Not a public holiday
Monday April 09 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Tuesday May 01 Labour Day
Sunday May 13 Mothers Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday.
Thursday May 17 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Monday May 28 Whitmonday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Wednesday July 11 Celebration of the Golden Spurs Day of the Flemish Community
Saturday July 21 Independence Day National holiday
Wednesday August 15 Assumption Day Assumption of Mary
Thursday September 27 French Community Holiday observed only by the French Community
Thursday November 01 All Saints Day
Friday November 02 All Souls day Not a public holiday
Sunday November 11 Armistice Day
Thursday November 15 German Community Day Day of the German-speaking Community of Belgium
Thursday November 15 Kings Feast Not a public holiday
Thursday December 06 Saint Nicholas Not a public holiday
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day


National Holiday
Regional Holiday
Not a Public Holiday


  • The three community days are holidays for their government and administrative employees and may also be observed by banks in the community.
  • Bank holidays that fall in a weekend will NOT be held any other day.
  • In Belgium there are twelve 'official' public holidays, though two of them fall on a Sunday - Easter Sunday and Whitsun (Pentecost).
  • Other holidays may also celebrated, but these are not official public holidays.

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