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Belgium - bank and public holidays of the world - 1970-2070

full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070 for Belgium

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Passover**Sunday April 10, 2016cards/flowers 
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Easter holiday - Paasvakantie (end)Friday April 15, 2016School holidays 
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EasterSaturday April 16, 2016cards/flowers 
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Easter Monday*Sunday April 17, 2016Catholic or protestant 
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Antwerp Marathon*Saturday April 23, 2016Sports events 
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Labor Day/May Day*Sunday May 1, 2016Secular holiday 
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Fête de l'Iris (Brussels)*Sunday May 8, 2016Secular holiday 
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Foire Internationale de Liège**Wednesday May 11, 2016Tradeshows 
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Mother's Day*Saturday May 14, 2016cards/flowers 
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Ascension holiday - Hemelvaart (beginning)**Tuesday May 24, 2016School holidays 
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Ascension*Wednesday May 25, 2016Catholic or protestant 
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Bruges Holy Blood procession*Wednesday May 25, 2016Events, celebrations... 
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banks are closedThursday May 26, 2016Banks only 
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Foire Internationale de Liège**Friday May 27, 2016Tradeshows 
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Ascension holiday - Hemelvaart (end)Sunday May 29, 2016School holidays 
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Passover -
Monday April 10, 2017

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 holiday - Paasvakantie (end) -
Saturday April 15, 2017

School holidays (please double check) :

Easter -
Sunday April 16, 2017

cards/flowers :

Easter Monday -
Monday April 17, 2017

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.

Antwerp Marathon -
Sunday April 23, 2017

Sports events : Http:// 2017 edition confirmed

Labor Day/May Day -
Monday May 1, 2017

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 .

Fête de l'Iris (Brussels) -
Monday May 8, 2017

Secular holiday : Lasts 2 days 2017 edition confirmed

Foire Internationale de Liège -
Thursday May 11, 2017

Tradeshows : Lasts 4 days- in Liège edition 2017 confirmed

Mother's Day -
Sunday May 14, 2017

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 (beginning) -
Wednesday May 24, 2017

School holidays (please double check) : some schools may work on Friday

Ascension -
Thursday May 25, 2017

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 25, 2017

Culture : Sanguis Christi please check dates:

Banks are closed -
Friday May 26, 2017

Banks only :

Foire Internationale de Liège -
Saturday May 27, 2017

Tradeshows : Lasts 4 days- in Liège edition 2017 confirmed

Ascension holiday - Hemelvaart (end) -
Monday May 29, 2017

School holidays (please double check) :