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France (Alsace & Moselle) : 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 next 3 months


Currency: Euro (EUR)
Internet domain: .fr - Telephone code: +33 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
European Truck Ban: 22:00 to 22:00 on Sundays, public holidays & vacations departures/returns
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Monday August 15, 2022AssumptionCatholic
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Monday September 19, 2022Metz Tennis Open de MoselleSports events
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Saturday October 22, 2022All Saints (beginning)School holidays
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Monday November 7, 2022All Saints (end)School holidays
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Friday November 11, 2022Liberation Day 1918Secular holiday
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Saturday December 17, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Monday December 26, 2022Boxing DaySecular holiday
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Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday January 3, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday February 12, 2023Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday February 27, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Assumption

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Monday August 15, 2022
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.

Metz Tennis Open de Moselle

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Monday September 19, 2022
Sports events : Www.atptennis.com/ In Metz, Eastern France 2022 edition confirmed

All Saints (beginning)

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Saturday October 22, 2022
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All Saints (end)

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Monday November 7, 2022
School holidays :

Liberation Day 1918

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Friday November 11, 2022
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)

Winter holiday (beginning)

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Saturday December 17, 2022
School holidays :

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
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.

Boxing Day

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Monday December 26, 2022
Secular holiday : Alsace & Moselle constitute a unique regional entity in the French Republic due to the maintenance of the legal specificity acquired by these territories between 1871 to 1918, when they were German territories: legal agreement with the Vatican, specific academic system, railroad, social institutions etc. This local and unusual legal specificity within the framework of the French Republic was maintained because of a clear wish expressed by the Alsatian & Moselle populations when the territories reintegrated France after the Great War, as they were anxious to preserve their culture, regional idiosyncracy and their social specificities (like personal bankrupcy or specific public holidays).

New Year's Day

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Sunday January 1, 2023
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

Christmas holiday (end)

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Tuesday January 3, 2023
School holidays : Www.education.gouv.fr
Zone A: Besançon, Bordeaux, Clermont, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon, Poitiers
Zone B: Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Caen, Lille, fusion des régions Alsace, Lorraine, Champagne-Ardenne, Nantes, Nice, Orléans-Tours, Reims, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg
Zone C: Créteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse, Versailles
calendar issued by the Ministry of Education - no school on Wednesday afternoon, but sometimes on Saturday morning
all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
Number of teaching days: 163
School day duration: 8:00 hours
PISA ranking (average 493): 495
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 620
No school on Wednesday afternoon & Saturday
Uniforms are not required, but religious dress of any kind is banned
QS Best Student Cities in Paris: #8
Paris-Saclay: Shanghai #13 -- Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris ranking: Times Higher Education #--/QS ranking #131/Shanghai #39
Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL ranking: Times Higher Education #38/QS ranking #26/Shanghai maths #1 (in 2021)

Dates confirmed till Aug 2023; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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Winter holiday (beginning)

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Sunday February 12, 2023
School holidays :

Winter holiday (end)

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Monday February 27, 2023
School holidays :