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Belgium Considering 2 Additional Public Holidays

Source: De Standaard (Antwerp)
Posted: Thursday, October 1, 2020

The newly formed Belgian government has given impetus to the Consultation Committee on Institutional Reform whose proposals include the change of each federal state (community) government public holiday into full public holidays for both the private and public sectors.

The aforementioned proposed new public holidays would be on July 11 for the Flemmish Community, September 27 for the Walloon Community, and November 15 for the German Community. These 3 dates are, for the moment, government-only holidays.

The list of public holidays in Belgium has remained stable over the past 2 decades, despite regular calls to add or cancel some public holidays (2012-02-26, 2010-08-06, 2009-08-24, 2009-08-21, 2009-05-17), apart from the confusion that occurred in 2008 due to the conjunction of Labour Day and Ascension Day (2008-01-29, 2008-01-10, 2007-04-24 and 2007-04-23).

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