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.

The holidays will typically cover the following dates of significance and movable feasts:[1]

Public holidays for the institutions of the European Union in 2023
Date Day
1 January 2023 New Year's Day
2 January 2023 Day following New Year's Day
6 April 2023 (Thursday before Easter) Maundy Thursday
7 April 2023 (Friday before Easter) Good Friday
10 April 2023 (Monday after Easter) Easter Monday
1 May 2023 Labour Day
9 May 2023 Europe Day
18 May 2023 Ascension Thursday
19 May 2023 the Friday following Ascension Day
29 May 2023 Whit Monday
21 July 2023 Belgian National Day
15 August 2023 Assumption
1 November 2023 All Saints' Day
2 November 2023 All Souls' Day
24 to 31 December 2023 inclusive End-of-year days, including Christmas

This list includes all ten public holidays in Belgium, except for Armistice Day (11 November). For Luxembourg, Belgian National Day is replaced by the Luxembourgish National Day.

See also

For information on public holidays in individual EU member states see below:


  1. ^ "European Commission Public Holidays 2023". European Commission. 25 May 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2023.