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.
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.
|1 January||Wednesday||New Year's Day|
|18 Apr||Friday||Good Friday
(only in Alsace and Moselle)
|21 April||Monday||Easter Monday|
|1 May||Thursday||Labour Day|
|8 May||Thursday||Victory in Europe Day|
|29 May||Thursday||Ascension Day|
|8 June||Sunday||Whit Sunday|
|9 June||Monday||Whit Monday|
|14 July||Monday||National Day|
|15 August||Friday||Assumption of Mary|
|1 November||Saturday||All Saints' Day|
|11 November||Tuesday||Armistace Day|
|25 December||Thursday||Christmas Day|
|26 December||Friday||St Stephen's Day
(only Alsace and Moselle)