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France : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months

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New Year's Day**Wednesday January 1, 2020Secular holiday 
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Winter sales*Wednesday January 8, 2020Special Events 
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Parliament recess (end)Monday January 20, 2020Special Events 
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Chinese New Year**Saturday January 25, 2020cards/flowers 
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Paris Grand Prix d'Amérique*Sunday January 26, 2020Sports events 
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Vinisud (even years only)**Monday February 10, 2020Tradeshows 
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Vinexpo**Monday February 10, 2020Tradeshows 
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Valentine's Day*Friday February 14, 2020cards/flowers 
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Lumiville (in Lyon)**Sunday February 16, 2020Tradeshows 
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Marseille Open 13 Tennis Cup*Monday February 17, 2020Sports events 
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Salon de l'Agriculture**Saturday February 22, 2020Tradeshows 
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Parliament recess (beginning)Friday February 28, 2020Special Events 
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Regional holiday**Saturday February 29, 2020Culture 
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Grandmothers Day*Sunday March 1, 2020cards/flowers 
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Parliament recess (end)Monday March 9, 2020Special Events 
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Mondial du Tourisme**Thursday March 12, 2020Tradeshows 
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Municipal electionSunday March 15, 2020Special Events 
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Arbor DaySaturday March 21, 2020cards/flowers 
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Paris Book Fair - Salon du Livre**Sunday March 22, 2020Tradeshows 
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Municipal electionSunday March 22, 2020Special Events 
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Daylight Saving Time*Sunday March 29, 2020Special Events 
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April Fools Day**Wednesday April 1, 2020cards/flowers 
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Marathon de Paris*Sunday April 5, 2020Sports events 
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Easter**Sunday April 12, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday**Monday April 13, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Passover**Wednesday April 15, 2020cards/flowers 
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Parliament recess (beginning)Friday April 17, 2020Special Events 
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Printemps de Bourges**Tuesday April 21, 2020Culture 
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Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Friday April 24, 2020cards/flowers 
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Deportation Day**Sunday April 26, 2020cards/flowers 
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Foire de Paris*Thursday April 30, 2020Tradeshows 
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New Year's Day -
Wednesday January 1, 2020

Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

School holidays -
Friday January 1, 2021

School holidays : Please scroll to related regions to view local school calendars. Our source is: www.education.gouv.fr We carry all confirmed dates till July 2020
Contact edit@edit.fr to get the full calendar for this country or one file containing confirmed calendars of 550 countries and regions.

Winter sales -
Wednesday January 8, 2020

Special Events : Lasts 5 weeks

Parliament recess (end) -
Monday January 20, 2020

Special Events : confirmed till May 2018

Chinese New Year -
Saturday January 25, 2020

cards/flowers : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. NOT a public holiday

Paris Grand Prix d'Amérique -
Sunday January 26, 2020

Sports events : Www.prix-amerique.com/ 2020 edition confirmed

Vinisud (even years only) -
Monday February 10, 2020

Tradeshows : Lasts 3 days - http://www.vinisud.com in Montpellier 2020 edition confirmed

Vinexpo -
Monday February 10, 2020

Tradeshows : Lasts 5 days - www.vinexpo.com/ wines & spirits in Paris 2020 edition confirmed

Valentine's Day -
Friday February 14, 2020

cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Lumiville (in Lyon) -
Sunday February 16, 2020

Tradeshows : Lasts 3 days www.gl-events.com/ street & public lighting in Lyon 2020 edition NOT confirmed

Marseille Open 13 Tennis Cup -
Monday February 17, 2020

Sports events : Www.atptennis.com 2020 edition confirmed

Salon de l'Agriculture -
Saturday February 22, 2020

Tradeshows : Www.salon-agriculture.com/ lasts 10 days - in Paris 2020 edition confirmed

Parliament recess (beginning) -
Friday February 28, 2020

Special Events :

Regional holiday -
Saturday February 29, 2020

Culture : Nice Carnaval - www.nicecarnaval.com in Nice only - Southern France 2020 edition confirmed

Grandmothers Day -
Sunday March 1, 2020

cards/flowers : Depuis 1987

Parliament recess (end) -
Monday March 9, 2020

Special Events :

Mondial du Tourisme -
Thursday March 12, 2020

Tradeshows : Www.lemondeaparis.com/ Lasts 5 days - Porte de Versailles in Paris 2020 edition confirmed

Municipal election -
Sunday March 15, 2020

Special Events :

Arbor Day -
Saturday March 21, 2020

cards/flowers :

Paris Book Fair - Salon du Livre -
Sunday March 22, 2020

Tradeshows : Www.salondulivreparis.com/ lasts 4 days - in Paris 2020 edition confirmed

Municipal election -
Sunday March 22, 2020

Special Events :

Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday March 29, 2020

Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

April Fools Day -
Wednesday April 1, 2020

cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.

Marathon de Paris -
Sunday April 5, 2020

Sports events : Www.schneiderelectricparismarathon.com 2020 edition confirmed

Easter -
Sunday April 12, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

Easter Monday -
Monday April 13, 2020

Catholic or protestant : "Solidarity Day",may not be a paid holiday, depending on the company

Passover -
Wednesday April 15, 2020

cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday

Parliament recess (beginning) -
Friday April 17, 2020

Special Events :

Printemps de Bourges -
Tuesday April 21, 2020

Culture : Http://www.printemps-bourges.com/ in Center France - song festival -lasts 6 days 2020 edition confirmed

Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday April 24, 2020

cards/flowers :

Deportation Day -
Sunday April 26, 2020

cards/flowers : In the early 1950s, former deportees or their families wanted a national celebration for preserving the memory of the deportation. The law of 14 April 1954, unanimously passed by the French Parliament has responded to the need to preserve the memory of the deportation by creating the National Day of Remembrance of the victims and heroes of the deportation . Not a public holiday

Foire de Paris -
Thursday April 30, 2020

Tradeshows : Last 2 weeks - on the Porte de Versailles fair grounds - www.foiredeparis.fr 2020 edition confirmed