Welcome to the Public Holidays France website! We hope the information provided here will help you plan your breaks, trips, and time with family and friends. We’ve done our best to provide very accurate information here, but please let us know if you see any dates that need correcting!

This site contains dates and information about public holidays for 2014 and 2015.

What Are Public Holidays?

Public holidays in France are special days off for employees in addition to annual leave. Only one public holiday is actually provided for by law, being la Fête du Travail (May Day) on May 1st. Remaining public holidays are provided for through agreements between employers’ and employees’ unions, or directly by employers.

Public Holidays 2014

Date
Day
Holiday (English)
1 JanuaryWednesdayNew Year's Day
18 Apr
FridayGood Friday
(only in Alsace and Moselle)
21 AprilMondayEaster Monday
1 MayThursdayLabour Day
8 MayThursdayVictory in Europe Day
29 MayThursdayAscension Day
8 JuneSundayWhit Sunday
9 JuneMondayWhit Monday
14 JulyMondayNational Day
15 AugustFridayAssumption of Mary
1 NovemberSaturdayAll Saints' Day
11 NovemberTuesdayArmistace Day
25 DecemberThursdayChristmas Day
26 DecemberFridaySt Stephen's Day
(only Alsace and Moselle)

Public Holidays 2015

Date
Day
Holiday (English)
1 JanuaryThursdayNew Year's Day
3 AprilFridayGood Friday
(only in Alsace and Moselle)
6 AprilMondayEaster Monday
1 MayFridayLabour Day
8 MayFridayVictory in Europe Day
14 MayThursdayAscension Day
24 MaySundayWhit Sunday
25 MayMondayWhit Monday
14 JulyTuesdayNational Day
15 AugustSaturdayAssumption of Mary
1 NovemberSundayAll Saints' Day
11 NovemberWednesdayArmistace Day
25 DecemberFridayChristmas Day
26 DecemberSaturdaySt Stephen's Day
(only Alsace and Moselle)