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Living in France? here’s a list of tous the French auditeur holidays you need to sait in 2021 and 2022, as well as other important dates venir make a remarque of nous your calendar.

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Whether you’re living in france or just visiting, below is a list of de nombreux French holidays to marque down. Plenty of businesses in France close for national holidays. However, part shopping centers and grocers may stay open nous holidays, even si only à la half a day.

To ensure elle don’t échouer out on anything important, our guider puts ensemble a list of France’s auditeur holidays and important dates.

Introduction à French auditeur holidays

France observes 11 auditeur holidays every year. However, only may Day is a statutory holiday in France; thé entitlement to other paid holidays et the conditions for working nous French national holidays (such oui higher pay) are left to auto discretion de the employer-employee contract jaune union, soja check the français holiday calendar as soon as looking à la jobs in France.

Most french holidays apply across the nation, although two regions (Alsace et Lorraine) oui two extra auditeur holidays. The constitue German territory maintained these two extra public holidays when it rejoined france after people War I.

If a intérieur holiday in la france falls on a Sunday, auto following Monday is typically given as a holiday. If a national holiday in france falls nous a Saturday, however, non extra work is given during auto week. Once holiday fall nous a Tuesday or Thursday, employees in france commonly do a bridge holiday (faire le pont), creating a very longue weekend. Some businesses peut faire opt to fermer la porte completely during a bridge holiday in France. Elle can check out which French bank holidays coincide with auto bestFrench festivals; it’s additionally a good reason venir travel auto country et experienceFrench foodand culture.

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The greatest holidays in France

The two most widely celebratedholidays in FranceareBastille Day(14 July) and all Saints job (1 November). The life French national holiday commemorates auto storming of the Bastille in 1789 and is a celebration du nationhood v communal fireworks, tricolor flags flying, andmoules fritesat themairie.

The second français holiday, the Catholic divine day ofLa Toussaintor all Saints, is a an ext private affair wherein families carré flowers – most frequently chrysanthemums – on violemment in honor of their dead relatives, et then marche home parce que le a large lunch. Tous Saints work falls nous the work after Halloween, althoughHalloween is a rather controversial solemn event in France, as it’s seen as année unwelcome American import. However, cette is progressively celebrated as a holiday in France, particularly in the larger cities.

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Bastille job is one du the biggest french holidays celebrated around auto country.

Christmas Eve and Christmas day in france areon 24 et 25 December and are additionally widely celebrated french holidays, back in parts of northern and eastern france some children receive presents nous the morning du St Nicholas’ Day on 6 December.

Here’s a list of tous French intérieur holidays and important journée in 2021 et 2022 below.

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Public holidays in france in 2021

1 January (Friday): nouveau Year’s work (Jour ns l’an)2 April (Friday): an excellent Friday – Alsace et Moselle/Lorraine5 April (Monday): Easter Monday (Lundi ns Pâques)1 peut être (Saturday): labor Day (Fête de premier mai)8 peut faire (Saturday): civilization War ii Victory work (Fête du huitième mai or Jour aux la victoire 45)13 peut faire (Thursday): augmenter Day (Jour du l’Ascension, 40 job after Easter)24 peut être (Monday): Whit Monday – additionally known oui Pentecost Monday (Lundi ns Pentecôte)14 July (Wednesday): Bastille job (Fête nationale)15 august (Sunday): Assumption du the Blessed Virgin mary (Assomption)1 November (Monday): toutes les personnes Saints’ day (La Toussaint)11 November (Thursday): Armistice job (Jour d’armistice)25 December (Saturday): Christmas job (Noël)26 December (Sunday): Boxing Day/Saint Stephen’s job (Deuxième jour de Noël) – Alsace et Moselle/Lorraine
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Bleuet ns France is worn nous the french holiday du Armistice day in memory du veterans and war victims, comparable to the remembrance poppy offered in republic countries.