11 July, official holiday of the Flemish Community
11 July is the official holiday of the Flemish Community.
11 July is a day off for the civil servants of the Government of Flanders, the staff working at the provincial authorities and the local authorities. Some private sectors (such as, amongst others, the bank sector) and large industrial private companies also obtained a day off. In other sectors the Flemish official holiday is not yet an official day off.
On 11 July the Flemish Community commemorates the Battle of the Golden Spurs of 11 July 1302. During this Battle, Flemings defeated the army of the French king.