Bank Holidays in France in 2017

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Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2017 This National holiday is in 30 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

St Stephens Day
St Stephens Day

26 December 2017 This Regional holiday is in 31 days. Alsace and Moselle only. St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.

New Year's Day
New Year's Day

1 January 2018 This National holiday is in 37 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...

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 Whit Monday 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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