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 downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date
New Year's Day
New Year's Day is the first day of the year in France.
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
March Equinox
Friday, March 20, 2020
Daylight Saving Time starts
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Good Friday
Good Friday is an occasion for Christians in France to commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion.
Friday, April 10, 2020
Easter Sunday
Many Christians in France celebrate Jesus Christ's resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Easter Monday
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Monday, April 13, 2020
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.
Friday, May 1, 2020
WWII Victory Day
WWII Victory Day marks the anniversary of the official end of World War II and is a public holiday in France.
Friday, May 8, 2020
Ascension Day
Ascension Day marks the day that Jesus ascended to heaven, according to Christian belief.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
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, May 31, 2020
Whit Monday
Pentecost Monday is the day after Pentecost Sunday. It is a public holiday in France.
Monday, June 1, 2020
Mother's Day
Mothers and mother figures are honored with cards, gifts and other acts of kindness on Mothers’ Day in France.
Sunday, June 7, 2020
June Solstice
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Father's Day
Families across France remember their fathers and father figures on Fathers’ Day on the third Sunday in June.
Sunday, June 21, 2020
Bastille Day
Bastille Day is an occasion to honor the French Republic. It is a public holiday in France.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
September Equinox
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Daylight Saving Time ends
Sunday, October 25, 2020
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.
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Armistice Day
Armistice Day marks the anniversary of the end of World War I. It is a public holiday in France.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
December Solstice
Monday, December 21, 2020
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and is an important occasion for many French families.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is an occasion for Christians to celebrate Jesus Christ's birth. It is public holiday in France.
Friday, December 25, 2020
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.
Saturday, December 26, 2020
New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.
Thursday, December 31, 2020