Luxembourg's official bank holidays, weekends and weekdaysLuxembourg's official bank holidays, weekends and weekdays
All you need to know about holidays in Luxembourg
Luxembourg's national holidays affect the ordinary life of the Grand Duchy. There are 11 statutory holidays in Luxembourg. Of these, 8 have a fixed calendar date and 3 have variable dates.
Most shops, museums, exhibitions, banks, and other places will be closed on public holidays. All arrangements should be made provisionally.
|All Saints' Day
|St Stephen's Day
* holidays with unique dates for each year (i.e. depending on Easter) are highlighted.
If one of the public holidays falls on a weekend, then any Luxembourg employee has the right to paid time off. The same applies to the situation when the holiday falls on Saturday or Sunday, that is, on a day off.
New Year's Eve in Luxembourg is held on the night of December 31 to January 1: it is celebrated much more modestly than catholic Christmas.
In Luxembourgish society, Easter is celebrated in both religious and secular circles.
In 2023, Easter in Luxembourg will fall on the 9th of April and Easter Monday — on the 10th of April.
On May 1, several thousand people throughout Luxembourg traditionally take part in demonstrations organized by Luxembourg's largest trade unions, the OGBL and LCGB.
This is a relatively new holiday in Luxembourg. It is therefore too early to talk about established traditions.
- Europe Day was celebrated for the first time in Luxembourg on May 9, 2019. Since that, this day has been declared a public holiday and an official day off.
- Festive-themed events will take place around the country and in the capital.
The Ascension of Jesus is a national holiday celebrated on the fortieth day after Easter. This is a statutory weekend in Luxembourg and it is accompanied by a traditional church service.
Pentecost Monday, Spirit Day, or Pfingstmontag are all the names of the one holiday that is celebrated on the fiftieth day after Easter.
One of the major public holidays. Luxembourg's National Day was historically considered to be the birthday of the Grand Duke. Although no sovereign was born on this date, the holiday was definitively established on June 23 in the middle of the last century.
The Assumption of Our Lady Virgin Mary is a religious holiday and an official day off. Shops, banks, schools, and most businesses are closed.
Luxembourg has a very strong tradition of devotion to the Virgin Mary:
- Statues of Our Lady can be found in alcoves in buildings throughout the capital.
- In honor of the Virgin Mary, a two-week octave holiday is celebrated.
This holiday is marked on November 1 and is closely related to the Commemoration of the Deceased Day, which is right next to it, on November 2.
November 1st is a public holiday when people can rest. However, this does not apply to November 2nd.
In winter, Luxembourg celebrates its main festive event — Christmas. Preparations usually start well in advance: the Luxembourg Christmas season traditionally kicks off in the second half of November.
Another public holiday in Luxembourg, which is celebrated right after Christmas. Similarly to December 25, the following date is non-working.