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Belgium : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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Belgium : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months



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Name Date Kind
Labor Day/May Day*Saturday May 1, 2021Secular holiday 
Regional holiday**Saturday May 1, 2021Secular holiday 
Mother's Day*Sunday May 9, 2021cards/flowers 
Ascension holiday - Hemelvaart (beginning)**Wednesday May 12, 2021School holidays 
Ascension*Thursday May 13, 2021Catholic or protestant 
Bruges Holy Blood procession*Thursday May 13, 2021Culture 
End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)**Thursday May 13, 2021cards/flowers 
banks are closedFriday May 14, 2021Banks only 
Ascension holiday - Hemelvaart (end)Monday May 17, 2021School holidays 
Pentecost holiday (beginning)Friday May 21, 2021School holidays 
Pentecost**Sunday May 23, 2021Catholic or protestant 
Whit Monday*Monday May 24, 2021Catholic or protestant 
Pentecost holiday (end)Tuesday May 25, 2021School holidays 
Fathers' Day**Sunday June 13, 2021cards/flowers 
summer holiday (beginning)Thursday July 1, 2021School holidays 
Flemish community Day (state of Flanders only)*Sunday July 11, 2021Secular holiday 
International Street Theatre Festival**Friday July 16, 2021Culture 
National Day**Wednesday July 21, 2021National Day 
Le Tapis de Fleurs de Bruxelles**Saturday August 14, 2021Culture 
Assumption*Sunday August 15, 2021Catholic 
F1 Grand Prix**Sunday August 29, 2021Sports events 
summer holiday (end)Tuesday August 31, 2021School holidays 

Labor Day/May Day -
Saturday May 1, 2021

Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .


Regional holiday -
Saturday May 1, 2021

Secular holiday : Https://fetedeliris.brussels/ in Brussels only - lasts 4 days 2020 edition confirmed


Mother's Day -
Sunday May 9, 2021

cards/flowers : Probably linked with a celebration in England in the 1600s ( Mothering Sunday ). Honored all mothers in England. Mothering Sunday gave poor servants who lived and worked for the wealthy a day off to actually go home and dedicate time to their mothers. Mothering Cake , a special cake, was common for the celebration.


Ascension holiday - Hemelvaart (beginning) -
Wednesday May 12, 2021

School holidays : some schools may work on Friday


Ascension -
Thursday May 13, 2021

Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.


Bruges Holy Blood procession -
Thursday May 13, 2021

Culture : Sanguis Christi


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Thursday May 13, 2021

cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]


Banks are closed -
Friday May 14, 2021

Banks only :


Ascension holiday - Hemelvaart (end) -
Monday May 17, 2021

School holidays :


Pentecost holiday (beginning) -
Friday May 21, 2021

School holidays :


Pentecost -
Sunday May 23, 2021

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Whit Monday -
Monday May 24, 2021

Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry.


Pentecost holiday (end) -
Tuesday May 25, 2021

School holidays :


Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 13, 2021

cards/flowers : except in Antwert


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Thursday July 1, 2021

School holidays :


Flemish community Day (state of Flanders only) -
Sunday July 11, 2021

Secular holiday : Applies to the Flemish-speaking civil servants Celebrates the Battle of the Golden Spurs (11 July 1302)


International Street Theatre Festival -
Friday July 16, 2021

Culture : Lasts 5 days - www.gentsefeesten.be in Ghent 2021 edition confirmed (provided the Covid epidemics is stopped)


National Day -
Wednesday July 21, 2021

Secular holiday : Celebrates the 1831 separation from the Netherlands, as well as the formal establishment of the kingdom. Leopold I of Saxe-Coburg was crowned and supported the constitution drawn up by National Congress. Paid holiday when falling on Sunday (Labour law 4 Jan 1974)


Le Tapis de Fleurs de Bruxelles -
Saturday August 14, 2021

Culture : Http://www.flowercarpet.be/ on Brussels Grand'Place 2020 edition confirmed


Assumption -
Sunday August 15, 2021

Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.


F1 Grand Prix -
Sunday August 29, 2021

Sports events : Www.formula1.com in Spa-Francorchamps 2021 edition confirmed
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Summer holiday (end) -
Tuesday August 31, 2021

School holidays :