France has a total of 25 holidays in 2020. 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 downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date Details
New Year's Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 New Year's Day is the first day of the year in France.
March Equinox
Friday, March 20, 2020 March Equinox in France (Paris)
Daylight Saving Time starts
Sunday, March 29, 2020 Daylight Saving Time starts in France
Good Friday
Friday, April 10, 2020 Good Friday is an occasion for Christians in France to commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 12, 2020 Many Christians in France celebrate Jesus Christ's resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Easter Monday
Monday, April 13, 2020 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Labor Day / May Day
Friday, May 1, 2020 People in France give loved ones flowers and may celebrate or campaign for workers' rights on May Day, also known as Labor Day.
WWII Victory Day
Friday, May 8, 2020 WWII Victory Day marks the anniversary of the official end of World War II and is a public holiday in France.
Ascension Day
Thursday, May 21, 2020 Ascension Day marks the day that Jesus ascended to heaven, according to Christian belief.
Whit Sunday
Sunday, May 31, 2020 Pentecost Sunday is 50 days after Easter Sunday. It marks the Holy Spirit's descent onto Jesus' followers, according to Christian belief.
Whit Monday
Monday, June 1, 2020 Pentecost Monday is the day after Pentecost Sunday. It is a public holiday in France.
Mother's Day
Sunday, June 7, 2020 Mothers and mother figures are honored with cards, gifts and other acts of kindness on Mothers’ Day in France.
June Solstice
Saturday, June 20, 2020 June Solstice in France (Paris)
Father's Day
Sunday, June 21, 2020 Families across France remember their fathers and father figures on Fathers’ Day on the third Sunday in June.
Bastille Day
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Bastille Day is an occasion to honor the French Republic. It is a public holiday in France.
Assumption of Mary
Saturday, August 15, 2020 The Feast of the Assumption of Mary is an occasion for Catholics to honor the belief that God assumed the Virgin Mary to heaven.
September Equinox
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 September Equinox in France (Paris)
Daylight Saving Time ends
Sunday, October 25, 2020 Daylight Saving Time ends in France
All Saints' Day
Sunday, November 1, 2020 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.
Armistice Day
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Armistice Day marks the anniversary of the end of World War I. It is a public holiday in France.
December Solstice
Monday, December 21, 2020 December Solstice in France (Paris)
Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and is an important occasion for many French families.
Christmas Day
Friday, December 25, 2020 Christmas Day is an occasion for Christians to celebrate Jesus Christ's birth. It is public holiday in France.
St Stephen's Day
Saturday, December 26, 2020 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.
New Year's Eve
Thursday, December 31, 2020 New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.
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