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France : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations


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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Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

Name Date Kind
New Year's Day**Saturday January 1, 2022Secular holiday 
School holidays*Saturday January 1, 2022School holidays 
Winter sales*Wednesday January 5, 2022Special Events 
Parliament recess (end)Monday January 17, 2022Special Events 
Marseille Open 13 Tennis Cup*Sunday January 30, 2022Sports events 
Paris Grand Prix d'Amérique*Sunday January 30, 2022Sports events 
Paris Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe*Sunday October 3, 2021Sports events 
Batimat**Sunday October 3, 2021Tradeshows 
Mondial du Tourisme**Tuesday October 5, 2021Tradeshows 
Marathon de Paris*Sunday October 17, 2021Sports events 
FIAC - Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain**Thursday October 21, 2021Tradeshows 
BNP Paribas Paris Tennis Masters**Monday October 25, 2021Sports events 
Daylight Saving Time*Sunday October 31, 2021Special Events 
All Saints' Day*Monday November 1, 2021Catholic 
Liberation Day 1918**Thursday November 11, 2021Secular holiday 
Beaujolais nouveauThursday November 18, 2021Culture 
Hanukkah**Friday December 3, 2021cards/flowers 
Salon Nautique International de Paris**Saturday December 4, 2021Tradeshows 
Event CANCELLEDSaturday December 4, 2021Tradeshows 
Parliament recess (beginning)Friday December 17, 2021Special Events 
Christmas Day*Saturday December 25, 2021Catholic or protestant 

New Year's Day -
Saturday January 1, 2022

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

School holidays -
Saturday January 1, 2022

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Dates confirmed till Dec 2022

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Winter sales -
Wednesday January 5, 2022

Special Events : Lasts 5 weeks

Parliament recess (end) -
Monday January 17, 2022

Special Events : confirmed till May 2018

Marseille Open 13 Tennis Cup -
Sunday January 30, 2022

Sports events : 2022 edition confirmed

Paris Grand Prix d'Amérique -
Sunday January 30, 2022

Sports events : 2022 edition confirmed

Paris Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe -
Sunday October 3, 2021

Sports events : Horse race 2022 edition NOT confirmed

Batimat -
Sunday October 3, 2021

Tradeshows : Lasts 5 days - in Paris 2021 edition confirmed (provided the Covid epidemics is stopped)

Mondial du Tourisme -
Tuesday October 5, 2021

Tradeshows : Lasts 5 days - Porte de Versailles in Paris 2021 edition confirmed

Marathon de Paris -
Sunday October 17, 2021

Sports events : 2021 edition confirmed

FIAC - Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain -
Thursday October 21, 2021

Tradeshows : Lasts 5 days - in Paris 2021 edition confirmed (provided the Covid epidemics is stopped)

BNP Paribas Paris Tennis Masters -
Monday October 25, 2021

Sports events : in Paris 2022 edition NOT confirmed

Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday October 31, 2021

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

All Saints' Day -
Monday November 1, 2021

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 -
Thursday November 11, 2021

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 18, 2021

Culture :

Hanukkah -
Friday December 3, 2021

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

Salon Nautique International de Paris -
Saturday December 4, 2021

Tradeshows : Lasts one week in Paris 2022 edition NOT confirmed

Saturday December 4, 2021

Tradeshows :

Parliament recess (beginning) -
Friday December 17, 2021

Special Events :

Christmas Day -
Saturday December 25, 2021

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.