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 2015 they are as follows:[1]

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
2 April (Thursday before Easter) Maundy Thursday
3 April (Friday before Easter) Good Friday
6 April (Monday after Easter) Easter Monday
1 May Labour Day
9 May Europe Day EU national holiday.
14 May Ascension Thursday
15 May the Friday following Ascension Thursday
25 May 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. "European Commission Public Holidays 2015" (PDF). European Commission. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
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