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This is a list of holidays in the European Union. The European Union does not have any official holidays. These are under the control of the member states. Most of the major holidays are mentioned although some are not public holidays.

Union-wide (at least mostly)

  • January 1 - New Year's Day
  • May 1 - Labour Day (excludes UK and Netherlands) (note: while this day is observed in Poland it is intentionally not called Labour Day, but State Holiday (Polish Święto Państwowe) see Holidays in Poland; in Bavaria, it's called May Holiday (German Maifeiertag, see Holidays in Bavaria)
  • December 25 - Christmas Day
  • December 26 - Boxing Day / St. Stephen's Day / Second Day of Christmas (excludes Belgium, France, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia (Independence and Unity Day celebrated on that day) and Spain, except Catalonia and Balearic Islands)
  • various dates - Good Friday (excludes Belgium, Italy, Ireland, Poland, and Slovenia)
  • various dates - Easter Sunday
  • various dates - Easter Monday (excludes Estonia, Malta, Portugal, Scotland and most of Spanish regions)

See also

For further information about the national and regional days as well as various religious holidays, see the individual country listings below.

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