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The list of Luxembourg bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2009, comes from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use. Qualified professionals can license data for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and beyond. For details, please visit our licensing information page or

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Date in 2009

Holiday Name Observance*
Thu New Year's Day
* Mon Carnival (jour férié d'usage) Other
* Fri Good Friday Banks
* Sun Easter Christian
Mon Easter Monday
Fri May Day
Thu Ascension Day
* Sun Whit Sunday (Pentecost) Christian
Mon Whit Monday
Tue Grand Duke's Birthday (National Day)
Sat Assumption Day
* Mon Luxembourg City Kermesse (jour férié d'usage) Regional
Sun All Saints' Day
* Thu Christmas Eve Bnk+Aft
Fri Christmas Day
Sat Saint-Étienne

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Recent News and Updates

10 May 2008 (JDD + Europe 1) During a recent radio interview, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Jean-Claude Juncker, proposed that May 9th be made an annual public holiday throughout Europe. Jean-Claude Juncker, is considered German Chancellor Angela Merkel's favorite candidate for the newly created office of president of the European Council.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Luxembourg public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.

Background Information

Governing Law: The law lists 10 official public holidays in Luxembourg which count as guaranteed days off work with pay, for all private-sector employees. In the public sector, there are an additional three full days and two half-days over and above the 10 official public holidays.  Weekend Public Holidays: Public Holidays falling on a Sunday are compensated for with another day off within 3 months of the original public holiday.  Luxembourg International Codes LU and LUX (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .lu (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Luxembourg information and news: Central Bank of Luxembourg (Luxembourg central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Luxembourg maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Luxembourg), and Wikipedia (includes Luxembourg commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Luxembourg, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. For more information, see our pages on the religious calendars of the world. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.

In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2009 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Luxembourg, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Luxembourg, before planning any trip to Luxembourg. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our blog or subscribe to our free email newsletters.

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