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The following 20 days have been designated as official holidays in calendar year 2023 for Embassy Luxembourg.

Date Holiday Day of the week Amer. Lux.
January 2* New Year’s Day  (observed) Monday X X
January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Monday X  
February 20** Washington’s Birthday (observed) Monday X  
April 7 Good Friday Friday   X
April 10 Easter Monday Monday   X
May 1 Luxembourg Labor Day Monday   X
May 9 Europe Day Tuesday   X
May 18 Ascension Day Thursday   X
May 29 Memorial Day / Whit Monday Monday      X X
June 19 Juneteenth (observed) Monday X  
June 23 Grand Duke’s Birthday (National Holiday) Friday   X
July 4 Independence Day Tuesday X  
August 15 Assumption Day Tuesday   X
September 4 Labor Day (U.S.) Monday X  
October 9 Columbus Day Monday X  
November 1 All Saints Day/All Souls Day Wednesday   X
November 10* Veterans Day Friday X  
November 23 Thanksgiving Day Thursday X  
December 25 Christmas Day Monday X X
December 26 St. Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day) Tuesday   X


*If a holiday falls on a Saturday, for most Federal employees, the preceding Friday will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See 5 U.S.C. 6103(b).) If a holiday falls on a Sunday, for most Federal employees, the following Monday will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See Section 3(a) of Executive Order 11582, February 11, 1971.) See also our Federal Holidays – “In Lieu Of” Determination Fact Sheet at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/work-schedules/fact-sheets/Federal-Holidays-In-Lieu-Of-Determination. **This holiday is designated as “Washington’s Birthday” in section 6103(a) of title 5 of the United States Code, which is the law that specifies holidays for Federal employees. Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, it is our policy to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law.