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Bank Holidays in France in 2019

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Ascension Day
Ascension Day

30 May 2019 This National holiday is in 8 days. Commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven forty two days after his crucifixion

Whit Monday
Whit Monday

10 June 2019 This National holiday is in 19 days. Commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles.

Bastille Day
Bastille Day

14 July 2019 This National holiday is in 53 days. Bastille Day celebrates the birth of the French Republic and marks the storming 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

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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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