Public Holidays in Belgium - 2017

  • Dec 25, 2017

    Christmas Day

    Christmas Day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date of which according to tradition took place on 25th December 1 BC. Most countries around the world celebrate this event with a public holiday.

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  • Nov 11, 2017

    Armistice Day

    Background and History on the Remembrance Day holiday celebration observed in several countries and regions.

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  • Nov 1, 2017

    All Saints' Day

    All Saints' Day will be on 1 November 2019 in many countries aorund the world with a large Catholic population. Why do we celebrate this holiday? It is a commemoration day for all Christian saints that was started by Pope Boniface IV.

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  • Aug 15, 2017

    Assumption Day

    Assumption Day commemorates two important events in the Catholic church - the departure of Mary from this life and the assumption of her body into heaven. It is always on 15 August and is a public holiday in over 40 countries.

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  • Jul 21, 2017

    Independence Day

    Find out the dates, history and background of the Belgium Independence Holiday celebration observed in Belgium.

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  • Jun 5, 2017

    Pentecost Monday

    Whit Monday, also known as Pentecost Monday, is a public holiday in several countries on the Monday after Whitsunday. Whitsunday is observed fifty days after Easter and 10 days after Ascension.

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  • May 25, 2017

    Ascension Day

    Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter and commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven 39 days after resurrection on Easter Sunday. It always falls on a Thursday and is a public holiday in many countries.

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  • May 1, 2017

    Labour Day

    May Day is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement. The holiday may also be known as Labour Day or International Worker's Day and is marked with a public holiday in over 80 countries.

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  • Apr 17, 2017

    Easter Monday

    Background and History on the Easter Monday holiday observed in many countries and regions on 2 April 2018.

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  • Jan 1, 2017

    New Years Day

    Background and History on the New Year's Day holiday celebration observed in most countries and regions.

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