Holiday Guide for France in 2019

France 2019
France
2019

France information

Population: 66.71m
Capital: Paris
Calling Code: (33)
Time Zone: +1 UTC
Currency: Euro
Language: French

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France List of Bank Holidays in France in 2019

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

France: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday

Alsace, Lorraine: Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Easter Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Easter Monday

France: Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

Labour Day


Labour Day

France: This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement

V-E Day


V-E Day

France: Victory in Europe Day marks May 8 1945 when the Allies formally accepted an unconditional surrender by the armed forces of Germany

Ascension Day


Ascension Day

France: Commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven forty two days after his crucifixion

Whit Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Whit Monday

France: Commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles.

Bastille Day


Bastille Day

France: Bastille Day celebrates the birth of the French Republic and marks the storming of the Bastille in 1789

Assumption Day


Assumption Day

France: The Feast of the Assumption is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ

All Saints' Day

 Long Weekend! 
All Saints' Day

France: Pope Boniface IV dedicated the day as a holiday to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary and all martyrs

Armistice Day

 Long Weekend! 
Armistice Day

France: Observed on November 11 to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918 and honor the veterans of both World Wars.

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

France: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

St. Stephen's Day


St. Stephen's Day

Alsace, Lorraine: 26th December is the Feast of St. Stephen in Western Christianity. It is observed as a second day of Christmas holidays in several countries.

Notes

  • French fixed Public Holidays that fall on a Sunday are celebrated on the following Monday.
  • 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.
  • No time off in lieu is granted when a Public Holiday falls on a Saturday.