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)
    • 1 April 2024 (Monday) – Easter Monday (Lundi de Pâques)
  • 1 May Labour Day (Fête du Travail)
  • 8 May WWII Victory Day (Fête de la Victoire 1945)
    • 9 May 2024– Ascension Day (Ascension catholique)
    • 20 May 2024 – 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 a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is usually treated as a holiday.
  • If a holiday in France falls on a Saturday, no extra day is given
  • if a holiday falls on a Tuesday or Thursday, employees often make a bridge holiday , making an extended weekend. (faire le pont)


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