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France (Alsace & Moselle) - bank and public holidays of the world - 1970-2070

full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070 for France (Alsace & Moselle)



Internet domain: .fr - Telephone code: +33 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
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spring holiday (beginning)Friday April 7, 2017School holidays 
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Good Friday*Friday April 14, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 17, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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spring holiday (end)Monday April 24, 2017School holidays 
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Labor Day/May Day*Monday May 1, 2017Secular holiday 
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Victory Day 1945*Monday May 8, 2017Secular holiday 
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Ascension*Thursday May 25, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Spring holiday (beginning) -
Friday April 7, 2017

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Good Friday -
Friday April 14, 2017

Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.


Easter Monday -
Monday April 17, 2017

Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.


Spring holiday (end) -
Monday April 24, 2017

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Labor Day/May Day -
Monday May 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .


Victory Day 1945 -
Monday May 8, 2017

Secular holiday : On the 7th of May 1945, at 2:41, a first act of German surrender was signed in Reims. The fighting stopped at 23:01, on the 8th of May, French time. The news was only officially broadcast in France the next day. Therefore, on the 8th of May, at 15:00, the bells of all of the churches in France officially rang out the end of the war, whilst General de Gaulle announced it on the radio. We have won the war. Victory is ours.


Ascension -
Thursday May 25, 2017

Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.