Bank Holidays in France in 2019

France When is the next public hHoliday in France?

Good Friday
Good Friday

19 April 2019 This Regional holiday is in 27 days. Alsace and Moselle. Good Friday commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday

22 April 2019 This National holiday is in 30 days. Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Re...

Labour Day
May Day

1 May 2019 This National holiday is in 39 days. This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the ...

France List of national bank holidays of France in 2019

Day Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday January 01 New Year's Day
Friday April 19 Good Friday Alsace and Moselle
Monday April 22 Easter Monday Lundi de Páques
Wednesday May 01 Labour Day
Wednesday May 08 V-E Day
Sunday May 26 Mother's Day Last Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Thursday May 30 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Monday June 10 Whit Monday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Sunday June 16 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Sunday July 14 Bastille Day French National Day
Thursday August 15 Assumption Day Assumption of Mary
Friday November 01 All Saints' Day
Monday November 11 Armistice Day
Wednesday December 25 Christmas Day
Thursday December 26 St. Stephen's 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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