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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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Labor Day/May Day*Thursday May 1, 2014Secular holiday 
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Ascension holiday - Hemelvaart (beginning)**Sunday May 4, 2014School holidays 
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Ascension*Monday May 5, 2014Catholic or protestant 
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Bruges Holy Blood procession*Monday May 5, 2014Events, celebrations... 
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banks are closedTuesday May 6, 2014Banks only 
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Mother's Day*Thursday May 8, 2014cards/flowers 
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Fête de l'Iris (Brussels)*Thursday May 8, 2014Events, celebrations... 
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Ascension holiday - Hemelvaart (end)Friday May 9, 2014School holidays 
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WhitsundayThursday May 15, 2014Events, celebrations... 
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Whit Monday*Friday May 16, 2014Catholic or protestant 
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Whit MondayFriday May 16, 2014Events, celebrations... 
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Foire Internationale de Liège**Tuesday May 27, 2014Tradeshows 
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Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)**Saturday June 7, 2014Events, celebrations... 
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Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)**Saturday June 7, 2014Events, celebrations... 
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Fathers' Day**Thursday June 12, 2014cards/flowers 
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Air Show**Wednesday June 25, 2014Tradeshows 
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Labor Day/May Day -
Sunday May 1, 2016

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 .


Ascension holiday - Hemelvaart (beginning) -
Wednesday May 4, 2016

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


Ascension -
Thursday May 5, 2016

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 5, 2016

Culture : Sanguis Christi


Banks are closed -
Friday May 6, 2016

Banks only :


Mother's Day -
Sunday May 8, 2016

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.


Fête de l'Iris (Brussels) -
Sunday May 8, 2016

Culture : Lasts 2 days http://fetedeliris.brussels/


Ascension holiday - Hemelvaart (end) -
Monday May 9, 2016

School holidays (please double check) :


Whitsunday -
Sunday May 15, 2016

Culture :


Whit Monday -
Monday May 16, 2016

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.


Whit Monday -
Monday May 16, 2016

Culture :


Foire Internationale de Liège -
Friday May 27, 2016

Tradeshows : Lasts 4 days- http://www.btpexpo.be/ in Liège


Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday June 7, 2016

Culture : NOT a public holiday


Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday June 7, 2016

Culture : NOT a public holiday


Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 12, 2016

cards/flowers : except in Antwert


Air Show -
Saturday June 25, 2016

Tradeshows : Belgian Air Force Days lasts 2 days http://www.milavia.net/ Florennes Air Base