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Public holidays in the European Union

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Public holidays in the European Union

The European Union does not set public holidays for its member states. However the European Commission does set public holidays for the employees of the institutions of the European Union.

For 2014[1] they are as follows:

Public holidays for the institutions of the European Union
Date Day Remarks
1 January New Year's Day
2 January Day after New Year's Day
17 April (Thursday before Easter) Maundy Thursday
18 April (Friday before Easter) Good Friday
21 April (Monday after Easter) Easter Monday
1 May Labour Day
9 May Europe Day EU national holiday.
29 May Ascension Thursday
30 May the Friday following Ascension Thursday
9 June Whit Monday
21 July Belgian National Day
15 August Assumption
24 December to 31 December inclusive End-of-year days, including Christmas

This list includes all ten public holidays in Belgium, except for All Saints' Day (1 November) and Armistice Day (11 November).

See also

For information on public holidays in individual EU member states see below:


  1. ^ COMMISSION DECISION of 21 December 2012 on public holidays for 2014 for the institutions of the European Union 2013/C 39/03 (PDF)
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