Public Holidays in France in 2019

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Day Date Holiday Name English Name Type Comments
Tuesday New Year's Day Jour de l'an Public Holiday
Friday Good Friday Vendredi saint Regional Holiday Alsace and Moselle
Monday Easter Monday Lundi de Pâques Public Holiday
Wednesday Labour Day Fête du Travail Public Holiday International Workers' Day
Wednesday V-E Day La fête de la victoire Public Holiday
Sunday Mother's Day Fête des Mères Not A Public Holiday Last Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Thursday Ascension Day Jour de l'Ascension Public Holiday 40 days after Easter
Monday Whit Monday Lundi de Pentecôte Public Holiday 7th Monday after Easter
Sunday Father's Day Fête des Pères Not A Public Holiday 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Sunday Bastille Day Fête nationale Public Holiday French National Day
Thursday Assumption Day Assomption Public Holiday
Friday All Saints' Day La Toussaint Public Holiday
Monday Armistice Day Jour d'armistice Public Holiday
Wednesday Christmas Day Noël Public Holiday
Thursday St. Stephen's Day Deuxième jour de Noël Regional Holiday Alsace and Moselle

Notes

  • French fixed Public Holidays that fall on a Sunday are celebrated on the following Monday.
  • 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.
  • No time off in lieu is granted when a Public Holiday falls on a Saturday.

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