French Public Holidays or Why is the bank shut again?
The bakers have run out of bread, the bank is closed and your neighbours aren't at work. Not another grève? Well maybe but it just could be another public holiday.
1 Jour du Nouvel An (New Years Day)
Lundi de Pâques (Easter Monday) - varies but is the day after Easter Sunday
1 Fête du Travail (Labour Day)
8 Fête de la Liberation (V-E Day)
May or June
Ascension (Ascension Day) - varies but 40 days after Easter Sunday
Lundi de Pentecôte (Whit Monday) - varies but 51 days after Easter Sunday
14 Fête Nationale (Bastille Day)
15 Fête de l'Assomption (Assumption)
1 Toussaint (All Saints Day)
11 Fête de l'Armistice (Armistice Day)
25 Noël (Christmas Day)