Bank Holidays in France in 2017

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


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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