Public Holidays in Belgium in 2023

Belgium 2023

List of Holidays in Belgium in 2023

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Sunday New Year's Day Public Holiday
Friday Three Kings' Day Not A Public Holiday Not a public holiday
Sunday Easter Sunday Public Holiday
Monday Easter Monday Public Holiday
Monday Labour Day Public Holiday International Workers' Day
Sunday Mother's Day Not A Public Holiday 2nd Sunday in May
Thursday Ascension Day Public Holiday 39 days after Easter Sunday
Friday Bank Holiday Not A Public Holiday Banks are closed
Sunday Pentecost Sunday Not A Public Holiday 50 Days after Easter
Monday Pentecost Monday Public Holiday 7th Monday after Easter
Sunday Father's Day Not A Public Holiday 2nd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Tuesday Celebration of the Golden Spurs Government Holiday Day of the Flemish Community
Friday Independence Day Public Holiday National Day
Tuesday Assumption Day Public Holiday
Wednesday French Community Holiday Regional Holiday
Wednesday All Saints' Day Public Holiday
Thursday All Souls' Day Not A Public Holiday Not a public holiday
Saturday Armistice Day Public Holiday
Wednesday German Community Day Regional Holiday
Wednesday Feast of St. Nicholas Not A Public Holiday Not a public holiday
Monday Christmas Day Public Holiday


  • If a public holiday coincides with a Sunday or an ordinary day of inactivity in the undertaking (usually Saturday), it should before or after that date be replaced by another day of rest (substitute day) which must be fixed on an ordinary day of activity. In this case, the public holiday loses its character of public holiday and the substitute day becomes the actual public holiday.
  • In Belgium there are twelve 'official' public holidays, though two of them fall on a Sunday - Easter Sunday and Whitsun (Pentecost).
  • The three community days are holidays for their government and administrative employees and may also be observed by banks in the community.