Holiday Guide for Belgium in 2020

Belgium 2020
Belgium
2020

Belgium information

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

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Belgium List of Bank Holidays in Belgium in 2020

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

 Long Weekend! 
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


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


All Saints' Day

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

Armistice Day


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


German Community Day

Liège: Day of the German-speaking Community of Belgium

Christmas Day

 Long Weekend! 
Christmas Day

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

Notes

  • 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).
  • The three community days are holidays for their government and administrative employees and may also be observed by banks in the community.