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France - bank and public holidays of the world - 1970-2070


Full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070 for France

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Name Date Kind
New Year's Day**Friday January 1, 2021Secular holiday 
School holidays*Friday January 1, 2021School holidays 
Winter sales*Tuesday January 5, 2021Special Events 
Parliament recess (end)Sunday January 17, 2021Special Events 
Marseille Open 13 Tennis Cup*Saturday January 30, 2021Sports events 
Paris Grand Prix d'Amérique*Saturday January 30, 2021Sports events 
Chinese New Year**Monday February 1, 2021cards/flowers 
Vinexpo**Sunday February 14, 2021Tradeshows 
Valentine's Day*Sunday February 14, 2021cards/flowers 
Lumiville (in Lyon)**Saturday February 20, 2021Tradeshows 
Vinisud (even years only)**Sunday February 21, 2021Tradeshows 
Regional holiday**Thursday February 25, 2021Secular holiday 
Parliament recess (beginning)Thursday February 25, 2021Special Events 
Salon de l'Agriculture**Friday February 26, 2021Tradeshows 
Grandmothers Day*Saturday March 6, 2021cards/flowers 
Parliament recess (end)Sunday March 7, 2021Special Events 
Mondial du Tourisme**Wednesday March 17, 2021Tradeshows 
Arbor DaySunday March 21, 2021cards/flowers 
Daylight Saving Time*Saturday March 27, 2021Special Events 
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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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

Chinese New Year -
Tuesday February 1, 2022

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

Vinexpo -
Monday February 14, 2022

Tradeshows : Lasts 5 days - wines & spirits in Paris 2022 edition confirmed

Valentine's Day -
Monday February 14, 2022

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

Lumiville (in Lyon) -
Sunday February 20, 2022

Tradeshows : Lasts 3 days street & public lighting in Lyon 2022 edition NOT confirmed

Vinisud (even years only) -
Monday February 21, 2022

Tradeshows : Lasts 3 days - in Montpellier 2022 edition confirmed

Regional holiday -
Friday February 25, 2022

Secular holiday : Nice Carnaval - in Nice only - Southern France 2022 edition confirmed

Parliament recess (beginning) -
Friday February 25, 2022

Special Events :

Salon de l'Agriculture -
Saturday February 26, 2022

Tradeshows : lasts 10 days - in Paris 2022 edition confirmed

Grandmothers Day -
Sunday March 6, 2022

cards/flowers : Depuis 1987

Parliament recess (end) -
Monday March 7, 2022

Special Events :

Mondial du Tourisme -
Thursday March 17, 2022

Tradeshows : Lasts 5 days - Porte de Versailles in Paris 2022 edition confirmed

Arbor Day -
Monday March 21, 2022

cards/flowers :

Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday March 27, 2022

Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

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.