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Public Holidays in France

There has been a bit of confusion in some areas of France today with some shops shut and some open. (It is VE Day today and Ascension Day tomorrow.) Therefore, we thought this list of public holidays for the rest of the year might be useful.

Labour Day / May Day

Fête du Travail - The international Labour Day

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Victory in Europe Day

Victoire 1945

Celebrates the end of hostilities in Europe in world War II Wednesday,

8 May 2013

Ascension Day

Thursday, 39th day after Easter Thursday,

9 May 2013

Whit Monday Lundi de Pentecôte

7th Monday after Easter, Monday after Pentecost Monday,

20 May 2013

Bastille Day / National Day

14 Juillet – Fête Nationale

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Assumption of Mary


Thursday, 15 August 2013

All Saints’ Day


Friday, 1 November 2013

Armistice Day / Veterans Day / Remembrance Day

Armistice 1918

Monday, 11 November 2013

Christmas Day


Wednesday, 25 December 2013

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