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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


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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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022Parliament recess (end)Special Events
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Sunday May 8, 2022Victory Day 1945Secular holiday
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Tuesday May 10, 2022Abolition of Slaverycards/flowers
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Saturday May 14, 2022Women's Tennis Strasbourg CupSports events
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Sunday May 15, 2022Le Mans French MotoGP Grand PrixSports events
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Sunday May 15, 2022French Tennis Open - Roland Garros (Paris)Sports events
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Tuesday May 17, 2022Festival de CannesEvents, celebrations...
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Monday May 23, 2022Abolition of SlaveryEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday May 26, 2022AscensionCatholic or protestant
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Sunday May 29, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Monday June 6, 2022Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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Saturday June 11, 202224 HEURES DU MANSSports events
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Sunday June 12, 2022Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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Monday June 13, 2022EurostatoryTradeshows
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Sunday June 19, 2022Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Tuesday June 21, 2022Fête de la MusiqueEvents, celebrations...
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Wednesday June 22, 2022Summer salesSpecial Events
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Friday June 24, 2022Parliament recess (beginning)Special Events
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Sunday June 26, 2022Cannes Lions Advertising FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Saturday July 2, 2022Tour de France departureSports events
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Thursday July 14, 2022Bastille DayNational Day
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Sunday July 24, 2022F1 Grand PrixSports events
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Sunday July 24, 2022Tour de France arrival in ParisSports events
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Monday July 25, 2022Evian Golf MastersSports events
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Saturday July 30, 2022El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Friday August 5, 2022Parliament recess (beginning)Special Events
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Saturday August 6, 2022Festival Interceltique de LorientEvents, celebrations...
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Monday August 15, 2022AssumptionCatholic
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Saturday September 3, 2022La Braderie de LilleTradeshows
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Monday September 5, 2022Parliament recess (end)Special Events
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Tuesday September 6, 2022Cannes Yachting FestivalTradeshows
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Monday September 26, 2022Rosh Hashanahcards/flowers
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Sunday October 2, 2022Paris Prix de l'Arc de TriompheSports events
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Monday October 3, 2022BatimatTradeshows
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Thursday October 6, 2022Mondial Paris Motor ShowTradeshows
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Thursday October 20, 2022FIAC - Foire Internationale d'Art ContemporainTradeshows
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Saturday October 29, 2022Paris Tennis MastersSports events
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Sunday October 30, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Tuesday November 1, 2022All Saints' DayCatholic
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Friday November 11, 2022Liberation Day 1918Secular holiday
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Thursday November 17, 2022Beaujolais nouveauEvents, celebrations...
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Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
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)

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Monday May 2, 2022
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
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]

Victory Day 1945

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Sunday May 8, 2022
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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Tuesday May 10, 2022
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Women's Tennis Strasbourg Cup

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Saturday May 14, 2022
Sports events : Lasts 1 week www.internationaux-strasbourg.fr in Strasbourg 2022 edition confirmed

Le Mans French MotoGP Grand Prix

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Sunday May 15, 2022
Sports events : Www.gpfrancemoto.com/ in Le Mans (Western France) 2022 edition confirmed

French Tennis Open - Roland Garros (Paris)

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Sunday May 15, 2022
Sports events : Lasts 2 weeks - www.rolandgarros.com 2022 edition confirmed

Festival de Cannes

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Tuesday May 17, 2022
Culture : Www.festival-cannes.fr lasts 12 days - in southern France 2022 edition CONFIRMED

Abolition of Slavery

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Monday May 23, 2022
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.

Ascension

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Thursday May 26, 2022
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.

Mothers' Day

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Sunday May 29, 2022
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.

Whit Monday

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Monday June 6, 2022
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.

24 HEURES DU MANS

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Saturday June 11, 2022
Sports events : Www.24h-lemans.com/ automobile race - 2022 edition confirmed

Parliamentary election

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Sunday June 12, 2022
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Eurostatory

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Monday June 13, 2022
Tradeshows : Www.eurosatory.com Lasts 5 days - in Paris 2022 edition confirmed

Parliamentary election

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Sunday June 19, 2022
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Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
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Fête de la Musique

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Tuesday June 21, 2022
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

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Wednesday June 22, 2022
Special Events : Last 5 weeks

Parliament recess (beginning)

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Friday June 24, 2022
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Cannes Lions Advertising Festival

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Sunday June 26, 2022
Culture : Lasts 1 week - www.canneslions.com in Cannes 2022 edition confirmed

Tour de France departure

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Saturday July 2, 2022
Sports events : 2022: in Copenhaguen (Denmark)

Bastille Day

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Thursday July 14, 2022
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

F1 Grand Prix

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Sunday July 24, 2022
Sports events : In Le Castellet, Southern France 2022 edition confirmed

Tour de France arrival in Paris

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Sunday July 24, 2022
Sports events : Www.letour.com 2022 edition confirmed

Evian Golf Masters

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Monday July 25, 2022
Sports events : Lasts 4 days www.lpga.com/ in Evian, Eastern France 2022 edition confirmed

El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Saturday July 30, 2022
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Parliament recess (beginning)

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Friday August 5, 2022
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Festival Interceltique de Lorient

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Saturday August 6, 2022
Culture : Http://www.festival-interceltique.com/ lasts 8 days - in Western France 2022 edition confirmed

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.

La Braderie de Lille

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Saturday September 3, 2022
Tradeshows : For 2 days, one of the world's largest flea market http://www.braderie-de-lille.fr/ in Lille 2022 edition confirmed

Parliament recess (end)

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Monday September 5, 2022
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Cannes Yachting Festival

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Tuesday September 6, 2022
Tradeshows : Www.cannesyachtingfestival.com/ lasts 6 days - in Cannes 2022 edition confirmed

Rosh Hashanah

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Monday September 26, 2022
cards/flowers : Jewish New Year NOT a public holiday

Paris Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

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Sunday October 2, 2022
Sports events : Horse race www.prixarcdetriomphe.com/ 2022 edition confirmed

Batimat

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Monday October 3, 2022
Tradeshows : Lasts 5 days - http://www.batimat.com/ in Paris 2022 edition confirmed

Mondial Paris Motor Show

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Thursday October 6, 2022
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FIAC - Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain

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Thursday October 20, 2022
Tradeshows : Lasts 5 days - www.fiacparis.com/ in Paris 2022 edition confirmed

Paris Tennis Masters

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Saturday October 29, 2022
Sports events : Https://www.rolexparismasters.com lasts 10 days - in Paris 2022 edition confirmed

Daylight Saving Time

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Sunday October 30, 2022
Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times

All Saints' Day

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Tuesday November 1, 2022
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

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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)

Beaujolais nouveau

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Thursday November 17, 2022
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