National Holiday (religious)
  • Hello! I will have a 10 hour layover in Brussels before heading to Paris on 13 May 2010. This is Ascension Day. Can someone please tell me if shops and restaurants will be closed on this day in Brussels or if some will be open? Thank you very much for your help. Johanna
  • Yes, it IS a holiday. Here are the rest of the holidays for Brussels: look at www.brussels.org/belgium
    •New Year’s Day – 1 January
    •Easter Sunday
    •Easter Monday
    •Labour Day – 1 May
    •Ascension Day
    •Whit Sunday
    •Whit Monday
    •Belgian National Day – 21 July
    •Assumption Day – 15 August
    •All Saints’ Day – 1 November
    •Armistice – 11 November
    •Christmas Day – 25 December
  • Thank you for responding! I appreciate it. I know it is a holiday, but my question is if everything will be closed. For example, are stores in Brussels open? Are bars and restaurants open? Thank you for any information you have regarding this!

    Johanna

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