Vlaams Gewest, Belgium

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Vlaams Gewest, Belgium for 2023 ready to be integrated into your application.

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state located in Western Europe. Originally, this area was referred to part of the Low Countries, and was a prosperous center of commerce and culture throughout the Middle Ages until the 17th century. From the 16th-19th centuries, many battles were fought between differing European powers, giving Belgium the nickname the “Battlefield of Europe.” Following the Belgian Revolution, on October 4, 1830, Belgium seceded from the Netherlands and was established as a country.

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Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Sunday New Year's Day
January 6th Friday Epiphany
February 14th Tuesday Valentine's Day
February 21st Tuesday Shrove Tuesday
March 20th Monday March Equinox
April 7th Friday Good Friday
April 9th Sunday Easter
April 10th Monday Easter Monday Long weekend.
May 1st Monday Labor Day Long weekend.
May 14th Sunday Mother's Day
May 18th Thursday Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ
May 28th Sunday Pentecost
May 29th Monday Pentecost Monday Long weekend.
June 11th Sunday Father's Day
June 21st Wednesday June Solstice
July 11th Tuesday Day of the Flemish Community
July 21st Friday Belgian National Day Long weekend.
August 15th Tuesday Assumption of Mary
September 17th Sunday Day of the Walloon Region
September 23rd Saturday September Equinox
September 27th Wednesday French Community Holiday
October 31st Tuesday Halloween
November 1st Wednesday All Saints' Day
November 2nd Thursday All Souls' Day
November 11th Saturday Armistice Day
November 15th Wednesday Day of the German-speaking Community
November 15th Wednesday King's Feast
December 6th Wednesday Saint Nicholas' Day
December 22nd Friday December Solstice
December 24th Sunday Christmas Eve
December 25th Monday Christmas Day Long weekend.
December 31st Sunday New Year's Eve
Public holidays (national, legal, government, civic, etc) are denoted in bold.
Holiday data for far-reaching years is subject to change due to laws and government decrees.
Long weekends are based on non-working days and not Saturday and Sunday explicitly.

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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
GET /v1/holidays
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$ curl -G -d country="BE-VLG" -d year="2023" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"
import "github.com/joshtronic/go-holidayapi"
hapi := holidayapi.NewV1("__YOUR_API_KEY__")
holidays, err := hapi.Holidays(map[string]interface{}{
  "country": "BE-VLG",
  "year": "2023",
})
import { HolidayAPI } from 'holidayapi';
const key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
const holidayApi = new HolidayAPI({ key });
holidayApi.holidays({
  country: 'BE-VLG',
  year: '2023',
});
$key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__';
$holiday_api = new \HolidayAPI\Client(['key' => $key]);
$holidays = $holiday_api->holidays([
  'country' => 'BE-VLG',
  'year' => '2023',
]);
$Body = @{}
$Body.key = "__YOUR_API_KEY__"
$Body.country = "BE-VLG"
$Body.year = "2023"
$Result = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $Url -Body $Body
$Result.holidays
import holidayapi
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = holidayapi.v1(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'BE-VLG',
  'year': '2023',
})
require 'ruby-holidayapi'
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = HolidayAPI::V1.new(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'BE-VLG',
  'year': '2023',
})