2011: France

France National public holidays of France in 2011

Saturday January 01 New Years Day
Monday April 25 Easter Monday Lundi de P‚ques
Sunday May 01 Labour Day
Sunday May 08 V-E Day
Sunday May 29 Mothers Day Last Sunday in May. Not a public holiday.
Thursday June 02 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Monday June 13 Whitmonday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Sunday June 19 Fathers Day Third Sunday of June. Not a National Holiday
Thursday July 14 Bastille Day French National Day
Monday August 15 Assumption Day Assumption of Mary
Tuesday November 01 All Saints Day
Friday November 11 Armistice Day
Sunday December 25 Christmas Day


National 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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