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French Public Holidays

The french holiday calendar includes many Saints days and other religeous festivals which impacts on opening hours for the supermarkets, banks and restaurants. Below is the list of holidays for 2014.
 

Weekday

Date

Holiday name

Holiday type

 
 

Wednesday

Jan 1

New Year's Day

National holiday

 

Friday

Apr 18

Good Friday

Local holiday

 

Sunday

Apr 20

Easter Day

Observance

 

Monday

Apr 21

Easter Monday

National holiday

 

Thursday

May 1

Labor Day / May Day

National holiday

 

Thursday

May 8

WWII Victory Day

National holiday

 

Sunday

May 25

Mother's Day

Observance

 

Thursday

May 29

Ascension Day

National holiday

 

Sunday

Jun 8

Whit Sunday

Observance

 

Monday

Jun 9

Whit Monday

National holiday

 

Sunday

Jun 15

Father's Day

Observance

 

Monday

Jul 14

Bastille Day

National holiday

 

Friday

Aug 15

Assumption of Mary

National holiday

 

Saturday

Nov 1

All Saints' Day

National holiday

 

Tuesday

Nov 11

Armistice Day

National holiday

 

Wednesday

Dec 24

Christmas Eve

Observance

 

Thursday

Dec 25

Christmas Day

National holiday

 

Friday

Dec 26

St Stephen's Day

Local holiday

 

Wednesday

Dec 31

New Year's Eve

Observance