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France's National Holidays

National Public Holidays in France 2010

  • 1 January, Friday - New Year's Day (Nouvel An)
  • 4 April - Easter Sunday (Paques)
  • 5 April - Easter Monday (Lundi de Paques)
  • 1 May, Saturday - Labour Day (Fete du Travail)
  • 8 May, Saturday - WWII Victory Day (Fete de la Victoire 1945)
  • 13 May, Thursday - Ascension Day
  • 23 May, Sunday - Pentecost
  • 24 May - Pentecost Monday
  • 14 July, Wednesday - Bastille Day, France's national holiday
  • 15 August, Sunday - Assumption Day
  • 1 November, Monday - All Saints' Day (Toussaint)
  • 11 November, Thursday - Armistice Day 1918
  • 25 December, Saturday - Christmas Day (Noel)

Other holidays in France in 2010

  • 2 April - Good Friday (Vendredi Saint) observed in Alsace and Moselle only
  • 26 December, Saturday - Second Christmas Day observed in Alsace and Moselle only