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Holidays in France in 2015

France Upcoming Holidays in France

Easter Monday
Easter Monday

6 April 2015 This National holiday is in 4 days. Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Re...

Labour Day
Labour Day

1 May 2015 This National holiday is in 29 days. This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the ...

V-E Day
V-E Day

8 May 2015 This National holiday is in 36 days. Victory in Europe Day marks May 8 1945 when the Allies formally accepted an uncondition...

France National public holidays of France in 2015

Day Date Holiday Comments
Thursday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Monday April 06 Apr 6 Easter Monday Lundi de Páques
Friday May 01 May 1 Labour Day
Friday May 08 May 8 V-E Day
Thursday May 14 May 14 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Sunday May 24 May 24 Mothers Day Last Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Monday May 25 May 25 Whitmonday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Sunday June 21 Jun 21 Fathers Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Tuesday July 14 Jul 14 Bastille Day French National Day
Saturday August 15 Aug 15 Assumption Day Assumption of Mary
Sunday November 01 Nov 1 All Saints Day
Wednesday November 11 Nov 11 Armistice Day
Friday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day

Key

National Holiday
Not a Public Holiday

Notes

  • 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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