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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 next 3 months


Currency: Euro (EUR)
Internet extension: .be - Telephone code: 32 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Sunday August 14, 2022Le Tapis de Fleurs de BruxellesEvents, celebrations...
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Monday August 15, 2022AssumptionCatholic
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Sunday August 28, 2022F1 Grand PrixSports events
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Monday August 29, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday September 26, 2022Rosh Hashanahcards/flowers
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Tuesday September 27, 2022French Community DaySecular holiday
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Friday September 30, 2022Namur - Festival international du filmEvents, celebrations...
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Tuesday October 11, 2022Gand. Flanders International Film FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday October 16, 2022European OpenSports events
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Friday October 21, 2022All Saints - Herfstvakantie (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday October 30, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Monday November 7, 2022All Saints - Herfstvakantie (end)School holidays
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Monday November 7, 2022General strikeSecular holiday
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Friday November 11, 2022Liberation Day 1918Secular holiday
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Tuesday November 15, 2022Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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Friday December 23, 2022Christmas holiday - Kerstvakantie (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Monday December 26, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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Monday December 26, 2022Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Friday January 6, 2023Epiphanycards/flowers
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Monday January 9, 2023Christmas holiday - Kerstvakantie (end)School holidays
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Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Thursday February 16, 2023Foire du Livre de BruxellesEvents, celebrations...
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Friday February 17, 2023Carnival - Krokusvakantie (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday February 19, 2023Binche CarnivalEvents, celebrations...
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Le Tapis de Fleurs de Bruxelles

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Sunday August 14, 2022
Culture : Http://www.flowercarpet.be/ on Brussels Grand'Place 2022 edition confirmed

Assumption

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Monday August 15, 2022
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.

F1 Grand Prix

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Sunday August 28, 2022
Sports events : Www.formula1.com in Spa-Francorchamps - Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 2022 edition confirmed

Summer holiday (end)

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Monday August 29, 2022
School holidays :

Rosh Hashanah

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Monday September 26, 2022
cards/flowers : Jewish New Year NOT a public holiday

French Community Day

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Tuesday September 27, 2022
Secular holiday : Applies to the French-speaking community civil servants

Namur - Festival international du film

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Friday September 30, 2022
Culture : Www.fiff.be in Namur 2022 edition confirmed

Gand. Flanders International Film Festival

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Tuesday October 11, 2022
Culture : Http://www.filmfestival.be in Gent 2022 edition confirmed

European Open

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Sunday October 16, 2022
Sports events : Https://www.atptour.com in Antwerp 2022 edition confirmed

All Saints - Herfstvakantie (beginning)

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Friday October 21, 2022
School holidays :

Daylight Saving Time

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Sunday October 30, 2022
Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times

All Saints - Herfstvakantie (end)

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Monday November 7, 2022
School holidays :

General strike

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Monday November 7, 2022
Secular holiday :

Liberation Day 1918

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Friday November 11, 2022
Secular holiday : Commemmorates the end of World War I on 11th November 1918. The armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Paid holiday when falling on Sunday (Labour law 4 Jan 1974)

Civil Servants holiday

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Tuesday November 15, 2022
Secular holiday : Dynasty Day German-speaking community celebration

Christmas holiday - Kerstvakantie (beginning)

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Friday December 23, 2022
School holidays :

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

Banks are closed

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Monday December 26, 2022
Banks only :

Civil Servants holiday

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Monday December 26, 2022
Secular holiday : Boxing Day

New Year's Day

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Sunday January 1, 2023
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Epiphany

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Friday January 6, 2023
cards/flowers :

Christmas holiday - Kerstvakantie (end)

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Monday January 9, 2023
School holidays : Www.enseignement.be
calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
With numerous levels of national and local bureaucracy, the school system can seem difficult to understand. However, as Belgium is the capital of the EU, the education system is well developed to serve international and working families (state schools, subsidised or free private schools, bilingual schools, method schools and private and international schools)
Instruction is dispensed in either Flemish, French, German or English
PISA ranking (average 493): 502
number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 650
School day duration: 6:00 hours
Number of teaching days: 185 (FR), 180 (DE), 185 (NL)
School may open on Saturday morning
No uniform required

Dates confirmed till Aug 2023

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Valentine's Day

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Tuesday February 14, 2023
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Foire du Livre de Bruxelles

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Thursday February 16, 2023
Culture : Https://flb.be/ lasts 5 days - 2022 edition confirmed

Carnival - Krokusvakantie (beginning)

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Friday February 17, 2023
School holidays :

Binche Carnival

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Sunday February 19, 2023
Culture : Http://www.carnavaldebinche.be/home-nl.html Drums, dances, masks. - Festivities last 2 days.