As those of you who are employers in Belgium know, you must establish replacement days for any bank holiday that falls on a Saturday or Sunday in 2012 before 15th December 2011.

Next year, the ten bank holidays in Belgium are:
New Year : Sunday 1st January
Easter Monday : Monday 9th April
Labour Day: Tuesday 1st May
Ascension: Thursday 17th May
Pentecost : Monday 28th May
National Day: Saturday 21st July
Assumption : Wednesday 15 August
All Saints Day: Thursday 1st November
Armistice : Sunday 11th November
Christmas Day : Tuesday 25th December

If you don’t agree alternative dates for the weekend days then the default is simply the next working day.