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Bank Holidays in France in 2017

France When is the next public hHoliday in France?

Christmas Day

25 December 2017 This National holiday is in 13 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

St Stephens Day

26 December 2017 This Regional holiday is in 14 days. Alsace and Moselle only. St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.

New Year's Day

1 January 2018 This National holiday is in 20 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 New Years Day
Friday April 14 Good Friday Alsace and Moselle
Monday April 17 Easter Monday Lundi de Páques
Monday May 01 Labour Day
Monday May 08 V-E Day
Thursday May 25 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Sunday May 28 Mother's Day Last Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Monday June 05 Whit Monday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Sunday June 18 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Friday July 14 Bastille Day French National Day
Tuesday August 15 Assumption Day Assumption of Mary
Wednesday November 01 All Saints' Day
Saturday November 11 Armistice Day
Monday December 25 Christmas Day
Tuesday December 26 St Stephens Day Celebrated on 26th December. Alsace and Moselle

Key

National Holiday Regional 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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