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France - bank and public holidays of the world - 1970-2070

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Full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070 for France



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general strike announcedWednesday December 5, 2018Secular holiday 
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Salon Nautique International de Paris**Friday December 7, 2018Tradeshows 
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general strikeMonday December 10, 2018Secular holiday 
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Hanukkah**Thursday December 20, 2018cards/flowers 
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Parliament recess (beginning)Thursday December 20, 2018Special Events 
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Christmas Day*Tuesday December 25, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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General strike announced -
Thursday December 5, 2019

Secular holiday :


Salon Nautique International de Paris -
Saturday December 7, 2019

Tradeshows : Lasts one week www.salonnautique.fr/ in Paris 2019 edition confirmed


General strike -
Tuesday December 10, 2019

Secular holiday :


Hanukkah -
Friday December 20, 2019

cards/flowers : Commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt (2nd century BC) NOT a public holiday


Parliament recess (beginning) -
Friday December 20, 2019

Special Events :


Christmas Day -
Wednesday December 25, 2019

Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.