Holiday Guide for Belgium in 2019

Belgium 2019
Belgium
2019

Belgium information

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Coronavirus: Travel status Passengers arriving from outside the EEA/UK/Switzerland are not allowed to enter Belgium. Belgium Travel Guide

Population: 11.32m
Capital: Brussels
Calling Code: (32)
Time Zone: +1 UTC
Currency: Euro
Language: Dutch

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Belgium List of Public Holidays in Belgium in 2019

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

Belgium: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Easter Sunday


Easter Sunday

Belgium: Easter Sunday is the most important date in the Christian church. In the bible, it is the day when Mary Magdalene found that an empty tomb in the cave in which Jesus had been placed.

Easter Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Easter Monday

Belgium: Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

Labour Day


Labour Day

Belgium: This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement

Ascension Day


Ascension Day

Belgium: This day observes the departure of Jesus from earth after his resurrection. It is perhaps the earliest observed celebration in Christianity.

Pentecost Sunday


Pentecost Sunday

Belgium: Celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter

Pentecost Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Pentecost Monday

Belgium: 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

Antwerpen, Limburg, Oost-Vlaanderen, Vlaams-Brabant, West-Vlaanderen: In 1302 the French king Philip IV of France dispatched an army to punish the rebellious Flemish towns, led by Bruges.

Independence Day


Independence Day

Belgium: Independence Day celebrates the separation of Belgium from the Netherlands in 1831

Assumption Day


Assumption Day

Belgium: The Feast of the Assumption is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ

French Community Holiday

 Long Weekend! 
French Community Holiday

Brabant wallon, Hainaut, Liège, Luxemburg, Namur: On 24 June 1975, the date of 27 September was selected by the French Community as French Community Day. It was first celebrated later that same year

All Saints' Day

 Long Weekend! 
All Saints' Day

Belgium: Pope Boniface IV dedicated the day as a holiday to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary and all martyrs

Armistice Day

 Long Weekend! 
Armistice Day

Belgium: Observed on 11th November to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918 and honor the veterans of both World Wars.

German Community Day

 Long Weekend! 
German Community Day

Liège: Day of the German-speaking Community of Belgium

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

Belgium: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

Notes

  • 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.