Public Holidays 2015 and 2016

We currently have public holidays for 2015 and 2016 listed. Scroll down to view.


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 FĂȘte 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 2015

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 NovemberWednesdayArmistice Day
25 DecemberFridayChristmas Day
26 DecemberSaturdaySt Stephen's Day
(only Alsace and Moselle)

Public Holidays 2016

1 JanuaryFridayNew Year's Day
25 MarchFridayGood Friday
(only in Alsace and Moselle)
28 MarchMondayEaster Monday
1 MaySundayLabour Day
5 MayThursdayAscension Day
8 MaySundayVictory in Europe Day
15 MaySundayWhit Sunday
16 MayMondayWhit Monday
14 JulyThursdayNational Day
15 AugustMondayAssumption of Mary
1 NovemberTuesdayAll Saints' Day
11 NovemberFridayArmistice Day
25 DecemberSundayChristmas Day
26 DecemberMondaySt Stephen's Day
(only Alsace and Moselle)