Thursday, 11 March 2010

Public holidays in France

1 January
New Year's Day
Le jour de l'an

5 April 2010 (Moveable)
Easter Monday
Lundi de Pâques

1 May
Labour Day
Fête du Travail

8 May
Victory Day (End of WW II)
Victoire 1945

13 May 2010 (moveable)
It is always on a Thursday!
Ascension Day - 40 days after Easter

24 May 2010 (moveable)
Whit Monday (Monday after Pentecost)
Lundi de Pentecôte

14 July
Bastille Day
Fête Nationale

15 August

1 November
All Saints' Day

11 November
Remembrance Day (End of World War I)
Armistice 1918

25 December
Christmas Day

Note: Boxing Day is a ‘normal’ day in France

Note: Boxing Day is a ‘normal’ day in France

If you are renting out a gite in France this summer, be aware that most shops and supermarkets are shut on bank holildays. However you should be able to find a local market where fresh food will be available.

See my post about local markets here.

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