Public Holidays in France - 2018

  • Dec 25, 2018

    Christmas Day

    Christmas Day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date of which according to tradition took place on 25th December 1 BC. Most countries around the world celebrate this event with a public holiday.

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  • Nov 11, 2018

    Armistice Day

    When is Armistice Day a public holiday in France and what does it celebrate?

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  • Nov 1, 2018

    All Saints' Day

    All Saints' Day will be on 1 November 2019 in many countries aorund the world with a large Catholic population. Why do we celebrate this holiday? It is a commemoration day for all Christian saints that was started by Pope Boniface IV.

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  • Aug 15, 2018

    Assumption Day

    Assumption Day commemorates two important events in the Catholic church - the departure of Mary from this life and the assumption of her body into heaven. It is always on 15 August and is a public holiday in over 40 countries.

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  • Jul 14, 2018

    Bastille Day

    When is Bastille Day 2019 and why is it a national holiday in France?

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  • May 21, 2018

    Whit Monday

    Whit Monday, also known as Pentecost Monday, is a public holiday in several countries on the Monday after Whitsunday. Whitsunday is observed fifty days after Easter and 10 days after Ascension.

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  • May 10, 2018

    Ascension Day

    Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter and commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven 39 days after resurrection on Easter Sunday. It always falls on a Thursday and is a public holiday in many countries.

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  • May 8, 2018

    V-E Day

    Victory in Europe Day marks 8 May 1945, on which day the World War II Allies formally accepted an unconditional surrender by the armed forces of Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, after six years of the bloodiest conflict in human history.

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  • May 1, 2018

    Labour Day

    May Day is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement. The holiday may also be known as Labour Day or International Worker's Day and is marked with a public holiday in over 80 countries.

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  • Apr 2, 2018

    Easter Monday

    Background and History on the Easter Monday holiday observed in many countries and regions on 2 April 2018.

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  • Jan 1, 2018

    New Year's Day

    Background and History on the New Year's Day holiday celebration observed in most countries and regions.

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