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 2022
Date Day
1 January 2022 New Year's Day
2 January 2022 Day following New Year's Day
14 April 2022 (Thursday before Easter) Maundy Thursday
15 April 2022 (Friday before Easter) Good Friday
18 April 2022 (Monday after Easter) Easter Monday
1 May 2022 Labour Day
9 May 2022 Europe Day
26 May 2022 Ascension Thursday
27 May 2022 the Friday following Ascension Day
6 June 2022 Whit Monday
21 July 2022 Belgian National Day
15 August 2022 Assumption
1 November 2022 All Saints' Day
2 November 2022 All Souls' Day
24 to 31 December 2022 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 2022". European Commission. 11 January 2021. Retrieved 19 April 2022.