Luxembourg holidays

Luxembourg's public holidays 2018 and other important dates

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Here is a list of important Luxembourg holidays in 2018, including Luxembourg bank holidays, Luxembourg school holidays, daylight savings, and Mother's and Father's Days.

Whether you're living in Luxembourg or just visiting, it's important to note these important Luxembourg holidays as many businesses typically close. In Luxembourg, the French word for public holiday is un jour férié, the German word is gesetzliche Feiertage and the Luxembourgish word is Feierdag.

There are 10 official Luxembourg bank holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter Monday, 1 May, Ascension Day, Whit Monday, the Luxembourg National Day, Assumption, All Saints Day, Christmas Day and the second day of Christmas (Saint Etienne/Boxing Day). There are also additional religious public holidays in Luxembourg, such as Good Friday and the afternoon of Christmas Eve. Some of Luxembourg's holidays aren't bank holidays in Luxembourg but still widely celebrated, such as Carnival Monday and Kermesse, the Annual Summer Fair; these are typically unofficial but customary holidays (jour férié d'usage).

When Luxembourg public holidays fall on a Thursday or Tuesday, it is common practice to 'make the bridge' (faire le pont) by taking off the Friday or Monday to make a long weekend. Luxembourg's bank holidays that fall on a Sunday are usually observed on the following Monday. If a public holiday in Luxembourg falls on a weekend then employers must, by law, grant employees a compensatory day off within three months.

You can also see which of Luxembourg's festivals fall on the public holidays, as it's a great way to explore the country and sample local Luxembourg food.

Save this list of Luxembourg bank holidays in 2018, plus other important holidays in Luxembourg and Luxembourg's school holidays.

Luxembourg bank holidays 2018

  • Monday, 1 JanuaryNew Year's Day
  • Friday, 30 March: Good Friday
  • Monday, 2 April: Easter Monday
  • Tuesday, 1 May: May Day/Labour Day
  • Thursday, 10 May: Ascension Day
  • Monday, 21 June: Whit Monday
  • Saturday, 23 June: National Day (Grand Duke's Birthday)
  • Wednesday, 15 August: Assumption Day
  • Friday, 1 September: Luxembourg City Kermesse (jour férié d'usage – Luxembourg city only)
  • Wednesday, 1 November: All Saints' Day
  • Monday, 24 December: Christmas Eve (afternoon)
  • Tuesday, 25 December: Christmas Day
  • Wednesday, 26 December: St Stephen's Day (Saint-Étienne)

Luxembourg holidays – Luxembourg bank holidays

Important Luxembourg holidays

  • Saturday, 10 February: Carnival (jour férié d'usage)
  • Sunday, 25 March: Daylight Saving Time starts (clocks go forward one hour)
  • Sunday, 10 June: Mother’s Day
  • Sunday, 7 October: Father’s Day
  • Sunday, 28 October: Daylight Savings Time ends (clocks go back one hour)
  • Monday, 31 December: New Year's Eve

Luxembourg school holidays

You can find a list of state school term dates and holidays for 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 on the official portal of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Private schools may have slightly different dates, so check with the individual school.

For a list of other celebrations in Luxembourg, read Expatica's guide to festivals in Luxembourg.

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