2014: France

France National public holidays of France in 2014

Wednesday January 01 New Years Day
Monday April 21 Easter Monday Lundi de Páques
Thursday May 01 Labour Day
Thursday May 08 V-E Day
Sunday May 25 Mothers Day Last Sunday in May. Not a public holiday.
Thursday May 29 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Monday June 09 Whitmonday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Sunday June 15 Fathers Day Third Sunday of June. Not a National Holiday
Monday July 14 Bastille Day French National Day
Friday August 15 Assumption Day Assumption of Mary
Saturday November 01 All Saints Day
Tuesday November 11 Armistice Day
Thursday 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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