France has a total of 25 holidays in 2019. 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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Holiday Weekday Date Type
New Year's Day
New Year's Day is the first day of the year in France.
Tuesday January 1 National holiday
March Equinox
Wednesday March 20 Season
Daylight Saving Time starts
Sunday March 31 Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Good Friday
Good Friday is an occasion for Christians in France to commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion.
Friday April 19 Local holiday
Easter Day
Many Christians in France celebrate Jesus Christ's resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Sunday April 21 Observance
Easter Monday
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Monday April 22 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.
Wednesday 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.
Wednesday May 8 National holiday
Mother's Day
Mothers and mother figures are honored with cards, gifts and other acts of kindness on Mothers’ Day in France.
Sunday May 26 Observance
Ascension Day
Ascension Day marks the day that Jesus ascended to heaven, according to Christian belief.
Thursday May 30 National holiday
Whit Sunday
Pentecost Sunday is 50 days after Easter Sunday. It marks the Holy Spirit's descent onto Jesus' followers, according to Christian belief.
Sunday June 9 Observance
Whit Monday
Pentecost Monday is the day after Pentecost Sunday. It is a public holiday in France.
Monday June 10 National holiday
Father's Day
Families across France remember their fathers and father figures on Fathers’ Day on the third Sunday in June.
Sunday June 16 Observance
June Solstice
Friday June 21 Season
Bastille Day
Bastille Day is an occasion to honor the French Republic. It is a public holiday in France.
Sunday 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.
Thursday August 15 National holiday
September Equinox
Monday September 23 Season
Daylight Saving Time ends
Sunday October 27 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.
Friday November 1 National holiday
Armistice Day
Armistice Day marks the anniversary of the end of World War I. It is a public holiday in France.
Monday November 11 National holiday
December Solstice
Sunday December 22 Season
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and is an important occasion for many French families.
Tuesday December 24 Observance
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is an occasion for Christians to celebrate Jesus Christ's birth. It is public holiday in France.
Wednesday 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.
Thursday 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.
Tuesday December 31 Observance