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France's National Holidays 2014

France HolydaysOn national holidays, institutions and companies close while some major trade centers may work for several hours. With a holiday on Tuesday or Thursday, it can also cover Monday or Friday for companies except banks and institutions. Police stations and hospitals work non-stop.

Religious holidays normally fall on some week day, that is a different date every year which are Easter Sunday (Paques), Ascension Day, Good Friday (Vendredi Saint).

National Public Holidays in France 2014

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

Other holidays in France in 2014

  • 18 April - Good Friday (Vendredi Saint) observed in Alsace and Moselle only
  • 26 December, Friday - Second Christmas Day observed in Alsace and Moselle only
France's National Holidays 2013
France's National Holidays 2012
France's National Holidays 2011
France's National Holidays 2010