Holidays

Public holidays

  • New Year’s Day: 1 January
  • Easter Day: (variable date: 16 April 2017; 1 April 2018)
  • Easter Monday: (variable date: 17 April 2017; 2 April 2018)
  • Labor Day: 1 May
  • Ascension Day: (variable date: 25 May 2017; 10 May 2018)
  • Pentecost: (variable date: 4 June 2017; 20 May 2018)
  • Pentecost Monday: (variable date: 5 June 2017; 21 May 2018)
  • Flanders Day*: 11 July
  • Independence Day: 21 July
  • Assumption Day: 15 August
  • All Saints’ Day: 1 November
  • All Soul’s Day: 2 November
  • Armistice Day: 11 November
  • King's Day: 15 November**
  • Christmas Day: 25 December
  • Boxing Day: 26 December

*All Flemish agencies, including Screen Flanders, are closed on this day. When holidays fall on a Sunday, the next working day is sometimes used in lieu.
**On King’s Day, Belgian Federal Public Services as well as some other public services are closed.

School holidays

Summer holiday (for schools) starts on 1 July and ends on 31 August.

School year Autumn half-term Christmas holidays Spring half-term Easter holidays
2016-2017 31 Oct. - 6 Nov. 26 Dec. - 8 Jan. 27 Feb. - 5 Mrt. 3 Apr. - 17 Apr.
2017-2018 30 Oct. - 5 Nov. 25 Dec. - 7 Jan. 12 Feb. - 18 Feb. 2 Mar. - 15 Apr.