Check the list of Luxembourg public holidays 2015.
- The following dates are observed as public holidays in Luxembourg.
- Check dates in year 2015 for New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Labour Day, Ascension Day, Whit Monday, National Day, Assumption Day, All Saints Day, Christmas Day Holiday Luxembourg.
|Luxembourg Public Holidays 2015|
|1||January||1||Thursday||New Years Day|
|8||November||1||Sunday||All Saints Day|
|10||December||26||Saturday||St Stephens Day|
For more details please visit Luxembourg Public Holidays
|New Years Day|
|New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, in the Gregorian calendar, and falls exactly one week after the Christmas Day of the previous year. New Year’s Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel. Some countries may also have January 2nd as an additional New Year holiday.|
|Many countries observe Good Friday as a national holiday. The most important events in Christianity are the death and later resurrection of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe is the Son of God, and whose life and teachings are the foundation of Christianity. Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.|
|Easter Monday is a Christian holiday celebrated the day after Easter Sunday. Formerly, it was celebrated as Easter Week in many places, but was reduced to a one day celebration in the 19th century. Easter is generally accounted the most important holiday of the Christian year, observed in March or April each year to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead after his death by crucifixion, which Christians believe happened at about this time of year, almost two thousand years ago.|
|This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labor movement. The holiday may also be known as May day or Worker’s Day. The 1 May date is used because in 1884 the American Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions demanded an eight-hour workday, to come in effect as of 1 May 1886. This resulted in the general strike and the Haymarket Riot of 1886, but eventually also in the official sanction of the eight-hour workday.|
|Ascension day is the 40th day of Easter and commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven 39 days after resurrection on Easter Sunday.|
|Whit Monday, also known as Pentecost, is observed fifty days after Easter and 10 days after Ascension. It marks the end of the Easter cycle, that began 90 days ago with Ash Wednesday at the start of Lent.|
|June 23 is Luxembourg’s National Day and the official birthday of the Grand Duke although no Grand Duke/Duchess has ever had a real birthday that fell on this day. The day was made a national holiday in 1941, and the date of June 23 was fixed by Ducal decree in 1961. So , despite the current Duke being the grandson of Charlotte, the June 23 date has remained the National Day.|
|The holiday is celebrated annually on the 15th of August. The Feast of the Assumption is a very important day in the Catholic religion. It is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ.|
|All Saints Day|
|All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows is celebrated on November 1 as a commemoration day for all saints.|
|Christmas Day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality) took place 25 December 1 BC. 25 December will be a public holiday in most countries around the world. If 25 December falls on a weekend, then a nearby week day may be taken as a holiday in lieu.|