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2019: Public and School Holidays; Belgium’s important dates


Public holidays:

1 January: New Year’s Day
22 April: Easter Monday
1 May: Labour Day
30 May: Ascension
10 June: Whit Monday (Pentecost)
21 July: National day
15 August: Assumption
1 November: All Saint’s Day
11 November: Armistice Day
25 December: Christmas Day


Governmental Holidays:

11 July: Day of the Flemish-Speaking Community
27 September: Day of the French-Speaking Community
2 November: All Souls
15 November: Day of the German-Speaking Community
15 November: Dynasty Day (“King’s Feast”)
26 December: Second day of Christmas


Belgian School Holidays In 2019

Christmas break: December 24, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Carnival holiday: March 4 – March 10
Easter break: April 8 – April 22
Summer break: July 1 – August 31
Fall break: October 28 – November 3
Christmas break: December 23, 2019 – January 5, 2020


Important events:

1 January
Belgium presides the UN Security Council for six months. Belgium becomes a non-permanent member for a two-year term.
29 March
The UK is due to leave the European Union. Belgium has been preparing for a worst-case no-deal scenario.
4 April
70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty, which led to the creation of Nato.
26 May
Regional and federal elections in Belgium; European elections.
6 July
Brussels hosts the Grand Départ for the Tour de France.


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