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France's National Holidays 2012

National Public Holidays in France 2012

  • 1 January, Sunday - New Year's Day (Nouvel An)
  • 8 April - Easter Sunday (Paques)
  • 9 April - Easter Monday (Lundi de Paques)
  • 1 May, Tuesday - Labour Day (Fete du Travail)
  • 8 May, Tuesday - WWII Victory Day (Fete de la Victoire 1945)
  • 17 May, Thursday - Ascension Day
  • 27 May, Sunday - Whit Sunday (Pentecost)
  • 28 May - Whit Monday (Le lundi de Pentecote)
  • 14 July, Saturday - Bastille Day, France's national holiday
  • 15 August, Wednesday - Assumption Day
  • 1 November, Thursday - All Saints' Day (Toussaint)
  • 11 November, Sunday - Armistice Day 1918
  • 25 December, Tuesday - Christmas Day (Noel)

Other holidays in France in 2012

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