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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 current 2 months



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Daylight Saving Time*Sunday March 25, 2018Special Events 
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Easter holiday - Paasvakantie (beginning)Friday March 30, 2018School holidays 
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Passover**Friday March 30, 2018cards/flowers 
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Easter**Sunday April 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 2, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter holiday - Paasvakantie (end)Monday April 16, 2018School holidays 
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Antwerp Marathon*Sunday April 22, 2018Sports events 
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Labor Day/May Day*Tuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Regional holiday**Saturday May 5, 2018Secular holiday 
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Ascension holiday - Hemelvaart (beginning)**Wednesday May 9, 2018School holidays 
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Ascension*Thursday May 10, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Bruges Holy Blood procession*Thursday May 10, 2018Culture 
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banks are closedFriday May 11, 2018Banks only 
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Mother's Day*Sunday May 13, 2018cards/flowers 
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Ascension holiday - Hemelvaart (end)Monday May 14, 2018School holidays 
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Pentecost (beginning)Friday May 18, 2018School holidays 
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Pentecost**Sunday May 20, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Whit Monday*Monday May 21, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Pentecost (end)Tuesday May 22, 2018School holidays 
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Fathers' Day**Sunday June 10, 2018cards/flowers 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)**Friday June 15, 2018cards/flowers 
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summer holiday (beginning)Friday June 29, 2018School holidays 
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Flemish community Day (state of Flanders only)*Wednesday July 11, 2018Secular holiday 
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International Street Theatre Festival**Friday July 13, 2018Culture 
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National Day**Saturday July 21, 2018National Day 
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Assumption*Wednesday August 15, 2018Catholic 
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Le Tapis de Fleurs de Bruxelles**Thursday August 16, 2018Culture 
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F1 Grand Prix**Sunday August 26, 2018Sports events 
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summer holiday (end)Monday September 3, 2018School holidays 
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Rosh Hashanah**Monday September 10, 2018cards/flowers 
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French Community Day*Thursday September 27, 2018Secular holiday 
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Namur - Festival international du film**Friday September 28, 2018Culture 
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Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday March 25, 2018

Special Events : At 1:00 am local times


Easter holiday - Paasvakantie (beginning) -
Friday March 30, 2018

School holidays :


Passover -
Friday March 30, 2018

cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday


Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 2, 2018

Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.


Easter holiday - Paasvakantie (end) -
Monday April 16, 2018

School holidays :


Antwerp Marathon -
Sunday April 22, 2018

Sports events : Www.dvvantwerp10miles.be/ 2018 edition confirmed
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Labor Day/May Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

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 5, 2018

Secular holiday : Lasts 2 days http://fetedeliris.brussels/ in Brussels only 2018 edition confirmed


Ascension holiday - Hemelvaart (beginning) -
Wednesday May 9, 2018

School holidays : some schools may work on Friday


Ascension -
Thursday May 10, 2018

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 10, 2018

Culture : Sanguis Christi please check dates: http://www.holyblood.com/NL/00.asp


Banks are closed -
Friday May 11, 2018

Banks only :


Mother's Day -
Sunday May 13, 2018

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 (end) -
Monday May 14, 2018

School holidays :


Pentecost (beginning) -
Friday May 18, 2018

School holidays :


Pentecost -
Sunday May 20, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Whit Monday -
Monday May 21, 2018

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 (end) -
Tuesday May 22, 2018

School holidays :


Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 10, 2018

cards/flowers : except in Antwert


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday June 15, 2018

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]


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday June 29, 2018

School holidays :


Flemish community Day (state of Flanders only) -
Wednesday July 11, 2018

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 13, 2018

Culture : Lasts 5 days - www.gentsefeesten.be in Ghent This calendar is officially confirmed till Dec 2018.
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National Day -
Saturday July 21, 2018

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)


Assumption -
Wednesday August 15, 2018

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.


Le Tapis de Fleurs de Bruxelles -
Thursday August 16, 2018

Culture : Flower carpet - lasts 3 days http://www.flowercarpet.be/ on Brussels Grand'Place 2018 edition confirmed


F1 Grand Prix -
Sunday August 26, 2018

Sports events : Www.formula1.com in Spa-Francorchamps 2018 edition confirmed
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Summer holiday (end) -
Monday September 3, 2018

School holidays :


Rosh Hashanah -
Monday September 10, 2018

cards/flowers : Jewish New Year NOT a public holiday


French Community Day -
Thursday September 27, 2018

Secular holiday : Applies to the French-speaking community civil servants


Namur - Festival international du film -
Friday September 28, 2018

Culture : Http://www.fiff.be in Namur 2018 edition confirmed