France has a total of 25 holidays in 2018. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.
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|New Year's Day
New Year's Day is the first day of the year in France.
|Monday||January 1||National holiday|
|Daylight Saving Time starts
||Sunday||March 25||Clock change/Daylight Saving Time|
Good Friday is an occasion for Christians in France to commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion.
|Friday||March 30||Local holiday|
Many Christians in France celebrate Jesus Christ's resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
|Monday||April 2||National holiday|
|Labor Day / May Day
People in France give loved ones flowers and may celebrate or campaign for workers' rights on May Day, also known as Labor Day.
|Tuesday||May 1||National holiday|
|WWII Victory Day
WWII Victory Day marks the anniversary of the official end of World War II and is a public holiday in France.
|Tuesday||May 8||National holiday|
Ascension Day marks the day that Jesus ascended to heaven, according to Christian belief.
|Thursday||May 10||National holiday|
Pentecost Sunday is 50 days after Easter Sunday. It marks the Holy Spirit's descent onto Jesus' followers, according to Christian belief.
Pentecost Monday is the day after Pentecost Sunday. It is a public holiday in France.
|Monday||May 21||National holiday|
Mothers and mother figures are honored with cards, gifts and other acts of kindness on Mothers’ Day in France.
Families across France remember their fathers and father figures on Fathers’ Day on the third Sunday in June.
Bastille Day is an occasion to honor the French Republic. It is a public holiday in France.
|Saturday||July 14||National holiday|
|Assumption of Mary
The Feast of the Assumption of Mary is an occasion for Catholics to honor the belief that God assumed the Virgin Mary to heaven.
|Wednesday||August 15||National holiday|
|Daylight Saving Time ends
||Sunday||October 28||Clock change/Daylight Saving Time|
|All Saints' Day
All Saints' Day celebrates all Christian saints, particularly those who have no special feast days of their own. It is a public holiday in France.
|Thursday||November 1||National holiday|
Armistice Day marks the anniversary of the end of World War I. It is a public holiday in France.
|Sunday||November 11||National holiday|
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and is an important occasion for many French families.
Christmas Day is an occasion for Christians to celebrate Jesus Christ's birth. It is public holiday in France.
|Tuesday||December 25||National holiday|
|St Stephen's Day
St Stephen's Day is an occasion for Christians to honor St Stephen's life and is a public holiday in France's Alsace-Moselle region.
|Wednesday||December 26||Local holiday|
|New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.