Public Holidays in Luxembourg

A calendar of the national vacation days when businesses, schools and banks close in Luxembourg. With links to holidays in the UK and US...

The French for bank holiday/public holiday/legal holiday is un jour férié, the German word is gesetzliche Feiertage and the Luxembourgish word is Feierdag.

  • Luxembourgish organisations and businesses close on public holidays
  • Although some shopping centres and grocers open for part of the day, the majority of shops do not
  • Police stations and hospitals do not close
  • When a public holiday falls on a Thursday or Tuesday, it is common practice to "make the bridge" (faire le pont) by taking off the Friday or Monday so creating a long weekend. When this happens, businesses may operate with fewer staff or smaller family-run businesses may close for the full period
  • Public holidays that fall on a Sunday are usually observed on the following Monday
  • Find information from the Luxembourg government on public holidays (in French)

Public Holidays 2018

  • 1 January - New Year's Day
  • 2 April - Easter Monday
  • 1 May - Labour Day
  • 10 May - Ascension Day
  • 21 May - Pentecost/Whit Monday
  • 23 June - Grand Duke's Birthday (National Day)
  • 15 August - Assumption Day
  • 1 November - All Saints' Day
  • 25 December - Christmas Day
  • 26 December - Boxing Day

Public Holidays Worldwide

For information on public holidays around the world, see