April Fools Day
Saturday April 1, 2023
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 2, 2023
Sports events : Www.schneiderelectricparismarathon.com 2023 edition confirmed
Thursday April 6, 2023
Secular holiday :
Sunday April 9, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday
Monday April 10, 2023
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.
Wednesday April 12, 2023
cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus
Printemps de Bourges
Tuesday April 18, 2023
Culture : Http://www.printemps-bourges.com/ in Center France - song festival -lasts 6 days 2023 edition confirmed
Festival du livre de Paris
Friday April 21, 2023
Culture : Https://www.festivaldulivredeparis.fr/ in the Palais éphémère in Paris 2023 edition confirmed
Paris Book Fair - Salon du Livre
Friday April 21, 2023
Tradeshows : Https://www.festivaldulivredeparis.fr/ lasts 4 days - in Paris 2023 edition confirmed
End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)
Saturday April 22, 2023
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 [Wikipedia]
Foire de Paris
Thursday April 27, 2023
Tradeshows : Last 2 weeks - on the Porte de Versailles fair grounds - www.foiredeparis.fr 2023 edition confirmed
Sunday April 30, 2023
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 .
Labor Day/May Day
Monday May 1, 2023
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, 2023
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.
Abolition of Slavery
Wednesday May 10, 2023
Le Mans French MotoGP Grand Prix
Sunday May 14, 2023
Sports events : Www.gpfrancemoto.com/ in Le Mans (Western France) 2023 edition confirmed
Festival de Cannes
Tuesday May 16, 2023
Culture : Www.festival-cannes.fr lasts 12 days - in southern France 2023 edition CONFIRMED
Thursday May 18, 2023
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.
Women's Tennis Strasbourg Cup
Saturday May 20, 2023
Sports events : Lasts 1 week
www.internationaux-strasbourg.fr in Strasbourg 2023 edition confirmed
ATP Lyon Tennis Open
Sunday May 21, 2023
Sports events : lasts 5 days -- in Lyons 2023 edition confirmed
French Tennis Open - Roland Garros (Paris)
Monday May 22, 2023
Sports events : Lasts 2 weeks - www.rolandgarros.com 2023 edition confirmed
Abolition of Slavery
Tuesday May 23, 2023
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.
Monday May 29, 2023
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.
Sunday June 4, 2023
cards/flowers : Mothers day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mothers 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. Howes 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 womens suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mothers Day, with her Mothers Day Proclamation.
24 HEURES DU MANS
Saturday June 10, 2023
Sports events : Www.24h-lemans.com/ automobile race - 2023 edition confirmed
Cannes Lions Advertising Festival
Friday June 16, 2023
Culture : Lasts 1 week -
www.canneslions.com in Cannes 2023 edition confirmed
Sunday June 18, 2023
Paris Air Show/Salon International de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace
Monday June 19, 2023
Tradeshows : Lasts one week,
http://www.paris-air-show.com/en/ in Paris Le Bourget 2023 edition confirmed
Fête de la Musique
Wednesday June 21, 2023
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.
Tour de France departure
Saturday July 1, 2023
Sports events : 2022: in Copenhaguen (Denmark)
Friday July 14, 2023
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
El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)
Wednesday July 19, 2023
Tour de France arrival in Paris
Sunday July 23, 2023
Sports events : Www.letour.com 2023 edition confirmed
Evian Golf Masters
Thursday July 27, 2023
Sports events : Lasts 4 days
www.lpga.com/ in Evian, Eastern France 2023 edition confirmed
Festival Interceltique de Lorient
Saturday August 5, 2023
Culture : Http://www.festival-interceltique.com/ lasts 8 days - in Western France 2023 edition confirmed
Tuesday August 15, 2023
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 2, 2023
Tradeshows : For 2 days, one of the world's largest flea market
http://www.braderie-de-lille.fr/ in Lille 2023 & 2024 editions confirmed
Rugby World Cup (beginning)
Friday September 8, 2023
Sports events : Https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/2023/matches
Cannes Yachting Festival
Wednesday September 13, 2023
Tradeshows : Www.cannesyachtingfestival.com/ lasts 6 days - in Cannes 2023 edition confirmed
Saturday September 16, 2023
cards/flowers : Jewish New Year
BIGDATA & AI
Tuesday September 26, 2023
Tradeshows : Https://www.bigdataparis.com/ lasts 2 days -- in Paris 2023 edition confirmed