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 2024
Date Day
1 January 2024 New Year's Day
2 January 2024 Day following New Year's Day
28 March 2024 (Thursday before Easter) Maundy Thursday
29 March 2024 (Friday before Easter) Good Friday
1 April 2024 (Monday after Easter) Easter Monday
1 May 2024 Labour Day
9 May 2024 Europe Day
9 May 2024 Ascension Thursday
10 May 2024 the Friday following Ascension Day
20 May 2024 Whit Monday
21 July 2024 Belgian National Day
15 August 2024 Assumption
1 November 2024 All Saints' Day
2 November 2024 All Souls' Day
24 to 31 December 2024 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.