Everyday life

Before taking a trip to Wallonia, it is essential to find out about bureau de change locations, public holidays and other features specific to the region.

Opening times

Post offices are usually open from 8:30am to 5pm.

Banks are usually open Monday - Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Shops are usually open from 9am to 6pm except on Sundays. Some shops close from midday to 2pm.


Official public holidays, 2018

  • 1 January (New Year's Day)
  • 24 March (Easter Monday)
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • 25 May Ascension Day
  • 5 June Whit Monday
  • 21 July (Belgian National Day)
  • 15 August (Assumption Day)
  • 1 November (All Saints Day)
  • 11 November (Armistice Day)
  • 25 December (Christmas Day)