Bank Holidays in France in 2018

France When is the next public hHoliday in France?

Good Friday
Good Friday

30 March 2018 This Regional holiday is in 37 days. Alsace and Moselle. Good Friday commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday

2 April 2018 This National holiday is in 40 days. Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Re...

Labour Day
May Day

1 May 2018 This National holiday is in 69 days. This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the ...

France List of national bank holidays of France in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day
Friday March 30 Good Friday Alsace and Moselle
Monday April 02 Easter Monday Lundi de Páques
Tuesday May 01 Labour Day
Tuesday May 08 V-E Day
Thursday May 10 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Monday May 21 Whit Monday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Sunday May 27 Mother's Day Last Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Sunday June 17 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Saturday July 14 Bastille Day French National Day
Wednesday August 15 Assumption Day Assumption of Mary
Thursday November 01 All Saints Day
Sunday November 11 Armistice Day
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday December 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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