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School vacation and bank holidays 2020, 2021 and 2022

School calendar in Luxembourg

Here are the official vacation dates for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years.

School year 2020-2021

The new school year will begin on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. The school year will end on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

  • The All Saints holidays will begin on Saturday, October 31, 2020 and will end on Sunday, November 8, 2020
  • The classes of the primary schools will also not have school on Friday, December 6, 2019, St. Nicholas day.
  • The Christmas holidays will begin on Saturday, December 19, 2020 and end on Sunday, January 3, 2021
  • Carnival break will begin on Saturday, February 13, 2021 and end on Sunday, February 21, 2021
  • Easter holidays will begin on Saturday, April 3, 2021. It will last until Sunday, April 18, 2021
  • The Pentecost holiday will begin on Saturday, May 22, 2021 and end on Sunday, May 30, 2021
  • Summer holidays : children will be on summer vacation on Friday, July 16, 2021. The summer holidays will end on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

For international or private schools in Luxembourg, refer to the calendar provided by your school.

Are you looking for ideas to keep your children entertained during the holidays? Here are a few ideas.

Scouts and other guides also organize summer camps. To do so, you need to register your children at the beginning of the school year.

School year 2021-2022

And for those who are in need of holidays and a change of scenery 😉 who already want to plan their holidays for next year, here are the dates of the school holidays for the year 2020-2021

  • Pupils will return to school on Tuesday 14 September 2021 for those enrolled in the Luxembourg system.
  • The All Saints’ Day holiday begins on Saturday, October 30, 2021 and ends on Sunday, November 7, 2021.
  • Classes in the basic schools also do not have school on Friday, December 6, 2021, St. Nicholas’ Day.
  • The Christmas holidays begin on Saturday, December 18, 2021 and end on Sunday, January 2, 2022
  • The Carnival holiday begins on Saturday, February 12 and ends on Sunday, February 20, 2022
  • The Easter holidays begin on Saturday, April 2 and end on Monday, April 18, 2022
  • The Pentecost holiday begins on Saturday, May 21 and ends on Sunday, May 29, 2022.
  • The summer holidays start on Saturday 16 July 2022 and end on Wednesday 14 September 2022.

Main feasts and celebrations, bank holidays 2020 and 2021 in Luxembourg

Luxembourg is a country that can keep its traditions alive and celebrate traditional events in a festive and popular way. These traditional festivals are widely attended by the local resident population and give rise to lively and festive celebrations.

Celebrations come often from the Catholic religious tradition of the country but not only, or festive events in the towns and villages of Luxembourg. These traditional festivities are widely followed by the local resident population and in most cases give rise to public holidays.

Statutory holidays

New Year Eve January, 1st
Easter Monday (see Easter traditions) April 13, 2020 / April 4, 2021
Labor Day May, 1st
Europe Day May, 9th
Ascension Day (see Pilgrimage of Notre-Dame de Fatima, attended by portuguese community in Luxembourg) May 21, 2020 / May 13, 2021
Whit Monday (see pilgrimage in Echternach and its dancing procession) June 1, 2020 / May 24, 2021
Luxembourg National Day June, 23rd
Assumption August, 15th
All Saints’ Day November, 1st
Christmas (see Christmas Markets) December, 25th
Saint Etienne December, 26th

Usual holidays

With traditions still very present in Luxembourg, the practice still knows some local festivals or festivals of use. These days are not necessarily granted by the employer to his staff. This one remains thus free to decide if the employees are or not exempted from work on those days.

Carnival day March, 4th
 Easter Good Friday April, 19th 2020 / April 20th, 2021
On feast day September, 2nd
All Souls’ Day November, 2nd

Check the annual calendar of festivals and other events not to be missed in Luxembourg.

The multiplicity of cultures in Luxembourg makes these celebrations and other meetings all the more interesting and friendly as they allow people of various nationalities to get to know each other and to exchange around local dishes such as grilled sausages or potato galettes, to savour with local beer or Crémant.