Public holidays in Luxembourg

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This is a list of public holidays in the European nation of Luxembourg.

Public holidays[edit]

Date English name Luxembourgish name German name French name Notes
1 January New Year's Day Neijoerschdag Neujahr Jour de l'an
movable Easter Monday Ouschterméindeg Ostermontag Lundi de Pâques 21 April in 2014
1 May Labour Day Dag vun der Aarbecht Tag der Arbeit Fête du Travail
movable Ascension Christi Himmelfaart Christi Himmelfahrt Ascension 9 June in 2014
movable Whit Monday Péngschtméindeg Pfingstmontag Lundi de Pentecôte 29 May in 2014
23 June National Holiday (Sovereign's birthday) Nationalfeierdag / Groussherzogsgebuertsdag / Gehaansdag Nationalfeiertag Fête nationale
15 August Assumption Léiffrawëschdag / Mariä Himmelfaart Maria Himmelfahrt Assomption
1 November All Saint's Day Allerhellgen Allerheiligen Toussaint
25 December Christmas Day Chrëschtdag Weihnachten Noël
26 December St. Stephen's Day / Boxing Day Stiefesdag Zweiter Weihnachtsfeiertag St.Etienne

The National Holiday celebrates the birthday of the Grand Duke and used to be movable to coincide with the actual birthday of monarch. To avoid cold weather on the January 5 birthday of Grand Duke Jean (reigned 1964-2000), the Grand Duke's Official Birthday celebration was pinned since 1962 to Jean's name day on June 23, and was maintained under the reign of his successor Henri. If June 23 is a Sunday, the celebration is moved to Monday June 24.