Luxembourg takes its public holidays seriously, usually with a unique tradition surrounding each one. So mark your calendars for this year and the next and plan to celebrate!
The official public holidays are
- New Year’s Day (N.B. NOT New Year’s Eve)
- Easter Monday (N.B. NOT Good Friday)
- Labour Day
- Ascension Day
- Whit Monday
- The Grand Duke’s birthday celebration
- Assumption Day
- All Saints Day
- Christmas Day and
- Boxing Day
Banks have their own special ‘bank holidays’ that can be even more generous. The Luxembourg Bankers’ Association has their own website, which has more details.
2017 & 2018 Public Holidays
|New Year||1 January (Sunday*)||1 January (Monday)|
|Easter Monday||17 April (Monday)||2 April (Monday)|
|Labour day||1 May (Monday)||1 May (Tuesday)|
|Ascension Day||25 May (Thursday)||10 May (Thursday)|
|Whit Monday||5 June (Monday)||21 May (Monday)|
|Grand Duke’s Birthday||23 June (Friday)||23 June (Saturday)|
|Assumption||15 August (Tuesday)||15 August (Wednesday)|
|All Saints||1 November (Wednesday)||1 November (Thursday)|
|Christmas Day||25 December (Monday)||25 December (Tuesday)|
|Boxing Day||26 December (Tuesday)||26 December (Wednesday)|
*If a bank holiday occurs on a Sunday, then you are entitled to a compensatory day off within three months of the date of the public holiday – see the Labour code here for more details. Sadly, Saturday doesn’t count as a ‘non-business’ day, so there’s no compensation there.
We wish you happy holidays, wherever they take you!