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France : 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

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    Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 23, 2023Chinese New Yearcards/flowers
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    Sunday January 29, 2023Paris Grand Prix d'AmériqueSports events
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    Monday February 6, 2023Tennis Open Sud de FranceSports events
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    Friday February 10, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Monday February 13, 2023VinexpoTradeshows
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    Monday February 13, 2023Marseille Open 13 Tennis CupSports events
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Monday February 20, 2023Tennis Open 13 ProvenceSports events
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    Saturday February 25, 2023Salon de l'AgricultureTradeshows
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    Sunday March 5, 2023Grandmothers Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday March 16, 2023Mondial du TourismeTradeshows
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    Tuesday March 21, 2023Arbor Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Saturday April 1, 2023April Fools Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday April 2, 2023Marathon de ParisSports events
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    Sunday April 9, 2023EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday April 12, 2023Passovercards/flowers
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    Tuesday April 18, 2023Printemps de BourgesEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday April 21, 2023Paris Book Fair - Salon du LivreTradeshows
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Thursday April 27, 2023Foire de ParisTradeshows
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    Sunday April 30, 2023Deportation Daycards/flowers
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 8, 2023Victory Day 1945Secular holiday
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    Wednesday May 10, 2023Abolition of Slaverycards/flowers
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Le Mans French MotoGP Grand PrixSports events
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    Tuesday May 16, 2023Festival de CannesEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday May 18, 2023AscensionCatholic or protestant
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    Saturday May 20, 2023Women's Tennis Strasbourg CupSports events
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    Sunday May 21, 2023ATP Lyon Tennis OpenSports events
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    Monday May 22, 2023French Tennis Open - Roland Garros (Paris)Sports events
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    Tuesday May 23, 2023Abolition of SlaveryEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday May 29, 2023Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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    School holidays

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    School holidays : Please scroll to related regions to view local school calendars.
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    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

    Chinese New Year

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    Monday January 23, 2023
    cards/flowers : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. NOT a public holiday

    Paris Grand Prix d'Amérique

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    Sunday January 29, 2023
    Sports events : Www.prix-amerique.com/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Tennis Open Sud de France

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    Monday February 6, 2023
    Sports events : lasts 5 days -- in Montpellier 2023 edition confirmed

    Regional holiday

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    Friday February 10, 2023
    Secular holiday : Nice Carnaval - www.nicecarnaval.com lasts 2 weeks -- in Nice only - Southern France 2023 edition confirmed

    Vinexpo

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    Monday February 13, 2023
    Tradeshows : Lasts 5 days - www.vinexpo.com/ wines & spirits in Paris 2023 edition confirmed

    Marseille Open 13 Tennis Cup

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    Monday February 13, 2023
    Sports events : Www.atptennis.com 2023 edition confirmed

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Tennis Open 13 Provence

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    Sports events : lasts 6 days -- in Marseilles 2023 edition confirmed

    Salon de l'Agriculture

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    Saturday February 25, 2023
    Tradeshows : Www.salon-agriculture.com/ lasts 10 days - in Paris 2023 edition confirmed

    Grandmothers Day

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    Sunday March 5, 2023
    cards/flowers : Depuis 1987

    Mondial du Tourisme

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    Thursday March 16, 2023
    Tradeshows : Www.lemondeaparis.com/ Lasts 5 days - Porte de Versailles in Paris 2023 edition confirmed

    Arbor Day

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    Tuesday March 21, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

    April Fools Day

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    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

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    Sunday April 2, 2023
    Sports events : Www.schneiderelectricparismarathon.com 2023 edition confirmed

    Easter

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

    Easter Monday

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    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.

    Passover

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    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 NOT a public holiday

    Printemps de Bourges

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    Tuesday April 18, 2023
    Culture : Http://www.printemps-bourges.com/ in Center France - song festival -lasts 6 days 2023 edition confirmed

    Paris Book Fair - Salon du Livre

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    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)

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    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 NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]

    Foire de Paris

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    Thursday April 27, 2023
    Tradeshows : Last 2 weeks - on the Porte de Versailles fair grounds - www.foiredeparis.fr 2023 edition confirmed

    Deportation Day

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    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 . Not a public holiday

    Labor Day/May Day

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    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

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    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

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    Wednesday May 10, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Le Mans French MotoGP Grand Prix

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    Sports events : Www.gpfrancemoto.com/ in Le Mans (Western France) 2023 edition confirmed

    Festival de Cannes

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    Tuesday May 16, 2023
    Culture : Www.festival-cannes.fr lasts 12 days - in southern France 2023 edition CONFIRMED

    Ascension

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    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

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    Saturday May 20, 2023
    Sports events : Lasts 1 week www.internationaux-strasbourg.fr in Strasbourg 2023 edition confirmed

    ATP Lyon Tennis Open

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    Sunday May 21, 2023
    Sports events : lasts 5 days -- in Lyons 2023 edition confirmed

    French Tennis Open - Roland Garros (Paris)

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    Monday May 22, 2023
    Sports events : Lasts 2 weeks - www.rolandgarros.com 2023 edition confirmed

    Abolition of Slavery

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    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.

    Whit Monday

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    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.