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Bank Holidays in Belgium in 2016

Belgium Upcoming Holidays in Belgium

Ascension Day
Ascension Day

5 May 2016 This National holiday is in 2 days. Commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven forty two days after his crucifixion

Whitmonday
Whit Monday

16 May 2016 This National holiday is in 13 days. Commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles.

Celebration of the Golden Spurs
Celebration of the Golden Spurs

11 July 2016 This Regional holiday is in 69 days. In 1302 the French king Philip IV of France dispatched an army to punish the rebellious...

Belgium List of National Bank holidays of Belgium in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Wednesday January 06 Jan 6 Three Kings Day Not a public holiday
Monday March 28 Mar 28 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Sunday May 01 May 1 Labour Day
Thursday May 05 May 5 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Friday May 06 May 6 Ascension Friday Banks are closed
Sunday May 08 May 8 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Monday May 16 May 16 Whitmonday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Sunday June 12 Jun 12 Fathers Day 2nd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Monday July 11 Jul 11 Celebration of the Golden Spurs Day of the Flemish Community
Thursday July 21 Jul 21 Independence Day National holiday
Monday August 15 Aug 15 Assumption Day Assumption of Mary
Saturday September 24 Sep 24 French Community Holiday observed only by the French Community
Tuesday November 01 Nov 1 All Saints Day
Wednesday November 02 Nov 2 All Souls day Not a public holiday
Friday November 11 Nov 11 Armistice Day
Tuesday November 15 Nov 15 German Community Day Day of the German-speaking Community of Belgium
Tuesday November 15 Nov 15 Kings Feast Not a public holiday
Tuesday December 06 Dec 6 Saint Nicholas Not a public holiday
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day

Key

National Holiday
Regional Holiday
Not a Public Holiday

Notes

  • 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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