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Public Holidays in Belgium
For all those, planning to visit Belgium for the tour, study or even work, this content talks about the list of Belgium public holidays that will come in handy. These Belgium Public Holiday list will help you to see the culture and emotions of Belgians closely, like how they celebrate their free time and off days.
Official Belgium Public Holidays
Specifically, there are inclusive ten official Belgium public holidays that take place on different days of the year, celebrated on national and religious levels. As most of the Belgians follow Christian Catholic religion, hence Pentecost day, Lent day and Ascension Day, are the celebrations that celebrated with religious zeal.
New Year Holiday in Belgium
The first Belgium public holiday takes place at the start of every year, on January first. The people in Belgium celebrate New Year's Day with great zest. They have their traditional touch to this holiday. They decorate their homes and organize parties and do get-togethers.
Easter Holiday in Belgium
Secondly, here comes Easter Monday that is a religious Belgium public holiday and observed on the very first Monday after the big Easter Sunday. It is called the Lent event, in which people of Belgium abstain themselves from using meat.
Ascension Holiday in Belgium
The lent event consists of a total 40 days and on the 40th day, one more official Belgium public holiday takes place i.e. called Ascension Day. Belgiumians believe that on Ascension day, God invited Jesus to heavens, and so they celebrate this day with emotions, love, and passion. The Pentecost day is another Belgium public holiday, i.e., observed religiously.
Belgium Holidays in May, June, August
Moving on, like other countries in the world, labor day is celebrated as Belgium public holiday on May first and, on the June 21st, Belgians celebrate their national day as an official Belgium public holiday. In 1830, Belgium gained political and cultural independence from the United Kingdom. Assumption day is another public holiday in Belgium, celebrated on 15th August every year.
Halloween Holiday in Belgium
All saints day or all hallow day, is one more Belgium holiday celebrated religiously. On this day, Belgians believe that spirits and souls of the descends visit the earth. It is also called the Halloween day.
World War End Holiday in Belgium
In the end, the end of world war is also celebrated in Belgium on 11 November. It is known as Americans day, and people remember their war heroes on this day. Different official and private ceremonies are conducted in which people remember their heroes who sacrificed their lives in the ww1 and ww2.