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Holidays and Observances in Belgium in 2020

Events and observations associated with the holidays we list may be canceled or otherwise affected due to measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with event organizers for details.

Holidays and Observances in Belgium in 2020

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 6MondayEpiphanyObservance 
Feb 14FridayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 29SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 10FridayGood FridayBank holiday 
Apr 12SundayEaster SundayNational holiday 
Apr 13MondayEaster MondayNational holiday 
May 1FridayLabor Day / May DayNational holiday 
May 8FridayIris DayRegional government holidayBrussels
May 21ThursdayAscension DayNational holiday 
May 22FridayDay after Ascension DayBank holiday 
May 31SundayWhit SundayNational holiday 
Jun 1MondayWhit MondayNational holiday 
Jun 20SaturdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 11SaturdayDay of the Flemish CommunityRegional government holidayAntwerp, East Flanders, Flemish Brabant, Limburg, West Flanders
Jul 21TuesdayBelgian National DayNational holiday 
Aug 15SaturdayAssumption of MaryNational holiday 
Sep 20SundayDay of the Walloon RegionRegional government holidayNamur
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 27SundayDay of the French CommunityRegional government holidayHainaut, Liège, Luxembourg, Namur, Walloon Brabant
Oct 25SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 31SaturdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1SundayAll Saints' DayNational holiday 
Nov 11WednesdayArmistice DayNational holiday 
Nov 15SundayDay of the German-speaking CommunityRegional government holidayLiège*
Dec 6SundaySt. Nicholas DayObservance 
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayNational holiday 
Dec 26SaturdayBoxing DayBank holiday 
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year's EveObservance 

* Observed only in some communities of this state.

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