Saturday, October 16, 2021

Festivals & Holidays in Luxembourg

EuropeLuxembourgFestivals & Holidays in Luxembourg

Public holidays

DateEnglish nameLuxembourgish nameGerman nameFrenchnameNotes
1 JanuaryNew Year’s DayNeijoerschdagNeujahrJour de l’an 
movableEaster MondayOuschterméindegOstermontagLundi de Pâques6 April in 2015
1 MayLabour DayDag vun der AarbechtTag der ArbeitFête du Travail 
movableAscensionChristi HimmelfaartChristi HimmelfahrtAscension14 May in 2015
movableWhit MondayPéngschtméindegPfingstmontagLundi de Pentecôte25 May in 2015
23 JuneNational Holiday(Sovereign’s birthday)Nationalfeierdag / Groussherzogsgebuertsdag / GehaansdagNationalfeiertagFête nationale 
15 AugustAssumptionLéiffrawëschdag / Mariä HimmelfaartMaria HimmelfahrtAssomption 
1 NovemberAll Saint’s DayAllerhellgenAllerheiligenToussaint 
25 DecemberChristmas DayChrëschtdagWeihnachtenNoël 
26 DecemberSt. Stephen’s Day / Boxing DayStiefesdagZweiter WeihnachtsfeiertagSt.Etienne 

The National Holiday commemorates the Grand Duke’s birthday and was formerly moveable to coincide with the monarch’s real birthday. To prevent cold weather on Grand Duke Jean’s (reigned 1964-2000) January 5 birthday, the Grand Duke’s Official Birthday celebration has been moved since 1962 to Jean’s name day on June 23, and has been preserved during his successor Henri’s reign. If June 23 falls on a Sunday, the event is rescheduled for Monday, June 24.