Public and school holidays: when to take your leave?

New calendar year or new school year, it’s time to get back to work and back to good habits after the holidays or vacations. But what better way to keep up than to think about the next vacation? Are you an expatriate in Luxembourg? It’s time to plan your next return to see your families.

So to plan your vacations and schedule your next weekend or vacation destination, we tell you everything about public holidays and school vacations in Luxembourg.

Vacations 2023 and 2024

In Luxembourg, an employee is entitled to 26 days of statutory vacations, plus any public holidays that fall on the weekend. This will include:

  • Sunday, January 1, 2023
  • Sunday, June 23, 2024.

In 2023 and 2024, you will therefore be entitled to a minimum of 27 days of vacation, excluding collective agreements and special agreements.

When to take your vacation days in 2023 to optimize them?

If you take 4 days off from Tuesday, April 11 to Friday, April 14, 2023, you will be entitled to 9 days off from Saturday, April 8 to Sunday, April 16 inclusive

If you take 5 days off from May 2 to May 8, 2023 inclusive, you will be off from April 29 to May 9, inclusive, for a total of 11 days off.

By taking Friday, May 19, 2023 off, you will have 4 days off from May 18 to 21 inclusive.

If you take 4 days off from Tuesday, May 30 to Friday, June 2, 2023, you will have 9 days off from Saturday, May 27 to Sunday, June 4, 2023.

Think of posing on August 14, 2023 to take advantage of the August 15 bridge and 4 days of rest.

November 1 is a Wednesday, so consider putting down Monday, October 30 and 31 and November 2 and 3. You will thus have 9 days of vacations for 4 days posed.

Take 3 days off from Wednesday, December 27 to Friday, December 29, 2023. You will have 10 days off, from Saturday, December 23 to Monday, January 1, 2024 included.

This will make it easier to prepare for the year 2023 with 27 days off and 56 days of rest!

If you have children, please also check the school vacations below.

Working vacations and statutory holidays

Luxembourg is a country that knows how to keep its traditions alive. Public holidays are often part of the country’s Catholic religious tradition.

New Year’s Eve January 1st
Easter Sunday and Easter Monday (see Easter holiday traditions) April 9 and 10, 2023
March 31 and April 1, 2024
Labour Day May 1st
Europe Day 9 May
Ascension Thursday (see pilgrimage to Our Lady of Fatima) May 18, 2023
May 9, 2024
Whit Monday (see pilgrimage and dancing procession of Echternach) May 29, 2023
May 20, 2024
Luxembourg National Day 23 June
Assumption 15 August
Toussaint November 1st
Christmas Day (see Christmas Markets) December 25
Saint Etienne 26 December

Customary vacations in Luxembourg

With traditions still very present in Luxembourg, some local festivals or customary holidays are still celebrated.
However, theemployer is not obliged to grant these days of leave to its employees. The employer remains free to decide whether or not employees are exempt from work on the days in question.

CarnivalMonday 4 March
Good Friday April 7, 2023 / March 29, 2024
Fair Monday 2 September
Day of the Dead 2 November

Luxembourg’s popular events continue. These traditional festivals are widely followed by the local resident population. In most cases, they will result in public holidays. These celebrations create a link between the different communities present in the Grand Duchy.

Vacations in the Luxembourg school calendar 2022 / 2023 / 2024 / 2025

Are your children enrolled in Luxembourg schools? You want to prepare your next holidays or organize your children’s activities in extracurricular activities?

Here are the official vacation dates for children in the Luxembourg system for the school years 2022-2023, 2023-2024 and 2024-2025.

Does your child attend an international or private school in Luxembourg? Please refer to the calendar provided by your school.

Leaves of absence for the 2022-2023 school year

For Luxembourg schools and high schools, the 2022-2023 school year runs from Tuesday, September 15, 2022 to Friday, July 14, 2023.

  • The first day of school will be Thursday, September 15, 2022. The school year will end on Friday, July 14, 2023
  • The All Saints’ Day holidays will start on Saturday 29 October 2022 and end on Sunday 6 November 2022
  • No classes on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, St. Patrick’s Day. Nicolas, for the children of the fundamental.
  • Christmas holidays will begin on Saturday, December 24, 2022 and end on Sunday, January 8, 2023
  • The winter or Carnival holidays will begin on Saturday, February 11, 2023 and end on Sunday, February 19, 2023
  • Spring or Easter break will begin on Saturday, April 1, 2023. They will last until Sunday 16 April 2023
  • The Pentecost vacations will begin on Saturday, May 27, 2023 and end on Sunday, June 4, 2023
  • The children will be on summer vacation on Saturday, July 15, 2023 and finish on Thursday, September 14, 2023.

Leave for the 2023 – 2024 school year

Pupils in the Luxembourg school system start school on Friday 15 September 2023 and finish on Sunday 15 September 2024

Leave for the 2024 – 2025 school year

The Luxembourg school begins on Monday, September 16, 2024 and ends on Tuesday, July 15, 2025