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Public Holidays in France

Jours Feriés (Public Holidays) in France

  • Some public holidays will fall on the same date each year
    • Others will change from year to year e.g. Easter
  • 1 January – New Year’s Day (Jour de l’An)
    •  5 April 2021  (Monday) – Easter Monday (Lundi de Pâques)
  • 1 May Labour Day (Fête du Travail)
  • 8 May  WWII Victory Day (Fête de la Victoire 1945)
    • 13 May 2021 – Ascension Day (Ascension catholique)
    • 24 May 2021  – Whit Monday (Lundi de Pentecôte)
  • 14 July    Bastille Day (Fête Nationale)
  • 15 August – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Assomption)
  • 1 November  – All Saints’ Day (Toussaint)
  • 11 November – Armistice Day (Armistice 1918)
  • 25 December– Christmas Day (Noël)

If the public holiday is on a Friday or Monday then you will find that some  shops/businesses close for a long weekend.

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