Bank Holidays in France in 2017

France Upcoming Holidays in France

Labour Day
Labour Day

1 May 2017 This National holiday is in 4 days. This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the ...

V-E Day
V-E Day

8 May 2017 This National holiday is in 11 days. Victory in Europe Day marks May 8 1945 when the Allies formally accepted an uncondition...

Ascension Day
Ascension Day

25 May 2017 This National holiday is in 28 days. Commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven forty two days after his crucifixion

France List of national bank holidays of France in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Friday April 14 Apr 14 Good Friday Alsace and Moselle
Monday April 17 Apr 17 Easter Monday Lundi de Páques
Monday May 01 May 1 Labour Day
Monday May 08 May 8 V-E Day
Thursday May 25 May 25 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Sunday May 28 May 28 Mother's Day Last Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Monday June 05 Jun 5 Whitmonday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Sunday June 18 Jun 18 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Friday July 14 Jul 14 Bastille Day French National Day
Tuesday August 15 Aug 15 Assumption Day Assumption of Mary
Wednesday November 01 Nov 1 All Saints Day
Saturday November 11 Nov 11 Armistice Day
Monday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Tuesday December 26 Dec 26 St Stephens Day Celebrated on 26th December. Alsace and Moselle


National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday


  • French fixed Public Holidays that fall on a Sunday are celebrated on the following Monday.
  • No time off in lieu is granted when a Public Holiday falls on a Saturday.
  • If a public holiday falls on a Thursday, it is common for many workers to take the Friday as a 'pont' (bridge) to create a long weekend.
  • Only Labour Day (May 1st) is a statutory public holiday in France. The rest of the holidays are granted byagreement between employers' and employees' unions or by agreement of the employer.

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