There are 11 Public Holidays that effect Paris!
Where a public holiday falls over a weekend, by local agreement employees may be given an extra day paid holiday in lieu, but this is not obligatory. Only May Day is classed as a statutory (paid) public holiday in France. Also fyi, when a public holiday falls on a Tuesday or a Thursday many people make a ‘bridge’ holiday (faire le pont), creating a long weekend.
Here are all the important dates to remember for 2019.
Tuesday, Jan 1 – New Year’s Day
Monday, April – 22 Easter Monday
Wednesday, May 1 – Labor Day / May Day
Wednesday, May 8 – WWII Victory Day
Thursday, May 30 – Ascension Day
Monday, June 10 – Whit Monday
Sunday, May 26 – Mother’s Day Observance
Sunday, Jun 16 – Father’s Day Observance
Sunday, Jul 14 – Bastille Day
Thursday, Aug 15 – Assumption of Mary
Friday, Nov 1 – All Saints’ Day
Monday, Nov 11 – Armistice Day
Wednesday, Dec 25 – Christmas Day
There you have it Mama’s. Make sure you stick all these dates in the diary to prepare for the these bank holidays in France!