One of the favorite things is planning a vacation. Nothing is better than a well-formatted calendar with flight info and dinner reservations. But first you need to know when exactly to do it. public holidays in France are known as “jours fériés.” Here is the list of public holidays in France for the year 2019. In those days most of government offices, businesses, shops and banks will be closed on:
|Tuesday||January 1||Jour de l’An|
|Friday||April 19||Vendredi Saint|
|Monday||April 22||Lundi de Pâques|
|Wednesday||May 1||Fête du Travail|
|Wednesday||May 8||Fête de la Victoire 45|
|Thursday||May 30||Jeudi de l’Ascension|
|Monday||June 10||Lundi de la Pentecôte|
|Sunday||July 14||Fête Nationale|
|Thursday||August 15||Fête de l’Assomption|
|Friday||November 1||Fête de la Toussaint|
|Monday||November 11||Fête de l’Armistice 1918|
|Thursday||December 26||Saint Etienne|
Please keep in mind that some French day off, such as Bastille Day, have fixed dates. While others, such as Easter Monday and Ascension Day, are based on the lunar calendar and hence fluctuate each year.
The official holidays highlight not only the country’s historical history, but also the French love of tradition, community, and togetherness.
These events are more than just dates on a calendar; they are threads that weave the fabric of French culture, bringing people together and promoting a sense of unity, making every holiday season in this great country a memorable and joyful experience.