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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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Labor Day/May Day*Wednesday May 1, 2019Secular holiday 
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Parliament recess (end)Tuesday May 7, 2019Special Events 
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Victory Day 1945*Wednesday May 8, 2019Secular holiday 
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Festival de Cannes**Thursday May 9, 2019Events, celebrations... 
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Ascension*Friday May 10, 2019Catholic or protestant 
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Abolition of SlaveryFriday May 10, 2019cards/flowers 
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Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Thursday May 16, 2019cards/flowers 
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Women's Tennis Strasbourg Cup**Sunday May 19, 2019Sports events 
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Le Mans French MotoGP Grand Prix**Monday May 20, 2019Sports events 
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Pentecost**Monday May 20, 2019Catholic or protestant 
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Whit Monday**Tuesday May 21, 2019Catholic or protestant 
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French Tennis Open - Roland Garros (Paris)*Wednesday May 22, 2019Sports events 
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Abolition of Slavery*Thursday May 23, 2019Events, celebrations... 
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Mothers' Day*Monday May 27, 2019cards/flowers 
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Lumiville (in Lyon)**Wednesday May 29, 2019Tradeshows 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)**Saturday June 15, 2019cards/flowers 
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24 HEURES DU MANS*Sunday June 16, 2019Sports events 
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Fathers' DayMonday June 17, 2019cards/flowers 
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Cannes Lions Advertising Festival**Tuesday June 18, 2019Events, celebrations... 
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Fête de la Musique*Friday June 21, 2019Events, celebrations... 
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summer sales*Thursday June 27, 2019Special Events 
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Parliament recess (beginning)Saturday June 29, 2019Special Events 
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Tour de France departure**Sunday July 7, 2019Sports events 
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Bastille Day**Sunday July 14, 2019National Day 
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Tour de France arrival in Paris*Monday July 29, 2019Sports events 
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Festival Interceltique de Lorient**Saturday August 3, 2019Events, celebrations... 
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Parliament recess (beginning)Saturday August 3, 2019Special Events 
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Assumption*Thursday August 15, 2019Catholic 
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La Braderie de Lille**Sunday September 1, 2019Tradeshows 
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Parliament recess (end)Tuesday September 3, 2019Special Events 
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Rosh Hashanah**Tuesday September 10, 2019cards/flowers 
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Cannes Yachting Festival**Thursday September 12, 2019Tradeshows 
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El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Thursday September 12, 2019cards/flowers 
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Evian Golf Masters**Saturday September 14, 2019Sports events 
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Paris Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe*Monday October 7, 2019Sports events 
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FIAC - Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain**Friday October 18, 2019Tradeshows 
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Daylight Saving Time*Monday October 28, 2019Special Events 
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BNP Paribas Paris Tennis Masters**Tuesday October 29, 2019Sports events 
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All Saints' Day*Friday November 1, 2019Catholic 
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Liberation Day 1918**Monday November 11, 2019Secular holiday 
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Beaujolais nouveauFriday November 15, 2019Events, celebrations... 
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Hanukkah**Saturday November 30, 2019cards/flowers 
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Labor Day/May Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

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 .


Parliament recess (end) -
Monday May 7, 2018

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Victory Day 1945 -
Wednesday May 8, 2019

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.


Festival de Cannes -
Wednesday May 9, 2018

Culture : Lasts 12 days - www.festival-cannes.fr in southern France 2018 edition confirmed


Ascension -
Thursday May 10, 2018

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.


Abolition of Slavery -
Friday May 10, 2019

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Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday May 16, 2018

cards/flowers :


Women's Tennis Strasbourg Cup -
Saturday May 19, 2018

Sports events : Lasts 1 week www.internationaux-strasbourg.fr in Strasbourg updated Dec 2014


Le Mans French MotoGP Grand Prix -
Sunday May 20, 2018

Sports events : Www.gpfrancemoto.com/ in Le Mans (Western France) 2018 edition confirmed
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Pentecost -
Sunday May 20, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Whit Monday -
Monday May 21, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry. Not a paid holiday. Due to a succession of gazetted decrees, this day MAY STILL BE A WORKING DAY in some institutions or businesses. Please double check.


French Tennis Open - Roland Garros (Paris) -
Tuesday May 22, 2018

Sports events : Lasts 2 weeks - www.rolandgarros.com 2018 edition confirmed
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Abolition of Slavery -
Thursday May 23, 2019

Culture : Abolition of Slavery Day in French Overseas Territories: May 27 in Guadeloupe, May 22 in Martinique, June 10 in Guiana, Dec. 20 in Réunion Island, April 27 in Mayotte, May 23 in Metropolitan France (where it is not a public holiday) In fact, the second abolition decree was signed in Paris by Victor Schoelcher on April 27, 1848. The first decree had been signed in Paris by the French Revolution on Feb. 4, 1794, but had been cancelled by Napoleon on May 20, 1802.


Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 27, 2018

cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation.


Lumiville (in Lyon) -
Tuesday May 29, 2018

Tradeshows : Lasts 3 days http://www.lumiville.com/ street & public lighting in Lyon updated Feb 2015


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday June 15, 2018

cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]


24 HEURES DU MANS -
Saturday June 16, 2018

Sports events : Automobile race - www.24h-lemans.com/ 2018 edition confirmed
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Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 17, 2018

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Cannes Lions Advertising Festival -
Monday June 18, 2018

Culture : Lasts 1 week - http://www.canneslions.com in Cannes We carry confirmed dates till Dec 2018
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Fête de la Musique -
Friday June 21, 2019

Culture : The whole night is dedicated to amateur and professional musicians who are welcome to play anywhere in the country. Since 1981. More than 700 cities across 120 countries, including Germany, Italy, Greece, Russia, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada, the United States, and Japan celebrate World Music Day today.


Summer sales -
Wednesday June 27, 2018

Special Events : Last 5 weeks


Parliament recess (beginning) -
Friday June 29, 2018

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Tour de France departure -
Saturday July 7, 2018

Sports events : 2018: in Noirmoutier (Western France)


Bastille Day -
Sunday July 14, 2019

Secular holiday : This is the French symbol of the end of the Monarchy and the beginning of the First Republic. The national holiday is a time when all citizens can feel themselves to be members of a republican nation. It is because this national holiday is rooted in the history of the birth of the Republic that it has great significance. On 5 May 1789, the King convened the Estates General to hear their complaints: but the assembly of the Third Estate, representing the citizens of the town, soon broke away and formed the Constituent National Assembly. On 20 June, 1789, the deputies of the Third Estate took the oath of the Jeu de Paume to not separate until the Constitution had been established. The people of Paris rose up and decided to march on the Bastille, a state prison that stood for the absolute despotism of the Ancient Regime. On July 14, 1789, the storming of the Bastille immediately took on a great historical dimension; it was proof that power no longer resided in the King as God's representative, but in the people, in accordance with the theories developed by their philosophers of the eighteenth century. Within two days the Revolution could not be reversed. For all citizens of France, the storming of the Bastille came to symbolize liberty, democracy in the struggle against oppression. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Tour de France arrival in Paris -
Sunday July 29, 2018

Sports events : Www.letour.com 2018 edition confirmed
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Festival Interceltique de Lorient -
Friday August 3, 2018

Culture : Lasts 8 days http://www.festival-interceltique.com/ in Western France 2018 edition confirmed


Parliament recess (beginning) -
Friday August 3, 2018

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Assumption -
Thursday August 15, 2019

Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.


La Braderie de Lille -
Saturday September 1, 2018

Tradeshows : For 2 days, one of the world's largest flea market http://www.braderie-de-lille.fr/ in Lille 2018 edition NOT confirmed


Parliament recess (end) -
Monday September 3, 2018

Special Events :


Rosh Hashanah -
Monday September 10, 2018

cards/flowers : Jewish New Year NOT a public holiday


Cannes Yachting Festival -
Wednesday September 12, 2018

Tradeshows : Lasts 6 days www.cannesyachtingfestival.com/ in Cannes 2018 edition confirmed
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El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday September 12, 2018

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Evian Golf Masters -
Friday September 14, 2018

Sports events : Lasts 4 days http://www.lpga.com/ in Evian, Eastern France 2018 edition confirmed


Paris Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe -
Sunday October 7, 2018

Sports events : Horse race http://www.prixarcdetriomphe.com/ 2018 edition confirmed


FIAC - Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain -
Thursday October 18, 2018

Tradeshows : Lasts 5 days - http://www.fiacparis.com/ in Paris 2018 edition confirmed
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Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday October 28, 2018

Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times


BNP Paribas Paris Tennis Masters -
Monday October 29, 2018

Sports events : Http://www.atptennis.com in Paris 2018 edition confirmed


All Saints' Day -
Thursday November 1, 2018

Catholic : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837. (World Book Encyclopedia)


Liberation Day 1918 -
Sunday November 11, 2018

Secular holiday : Commemmorates the end of World War I on 11th November 1918. The armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Paid holiday when falling on Sunday (Labour law 4 Jan 1974)


Beaujolais nouveau -
Thursday November 15, 2018

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Hanukkah -
Friday November 30, 2018

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