2019 FRANCE HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in France is
30th May, ThursdayAscension Day
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of France in 2019
|TuesdayTue||Jan 01, 2019Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|FridayFri||Apr 19, 2019Apr 19||Good Friday|
|SundaySun||Apr 21, 2019Apr 21||Easter Sunday|
|MondayMon||Apr 22, 2019Apr 22||Easter Monday|
|WednesdayWed||May 01, 2019May 01||Labor day|
|WednesdayWed||May 08, 2019May 08||Victory in WWII Day|
|ThursdayThu||May 30, 2019May 30||Ascension Day|
|SundaySun||Jun 09, 2019Jun 09||Whit Sunday|
|MondayMon||Jun 10, 2019Jun 10||Whit Monday|
|SundaySun||Jul 14, 2019Jul 14||Bastille Day|
|ThursdayThu||Aug 15, 2019Aug 15||Assumption Day|
|FridayFri||Nov 01, 2019Nov 01||All Saints Day|
|MondayMon||Nov 11, 2019Nov 11||Armistice Day|
|WednesdayWed||Dec 25, 2019Dec 25||Christmas Day|
|ThursdayThu||Dec 26, 2019Dec 26||St Stephen's Day|
Upcoming Public Holidays in France
Thursday May 30, 2019
The upcoming France holiday Ascension Day is in 7 days from today.
Sunday Jun 09, 2019
The upcoming France holiday Whit Sunday is in 17 days from today.
Monday Jun 10, 2019
The upcoming France holiday Whit Monday is in 18 days from today.
2019 Public Holidays France Service
The above is the list of 2019 public holidays declared in France which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide France holiday calendar for 2019 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.
The French republic officially observes 11 public holidays. Five of these are civil holidays (New Year’s Day, May Day, Victory in Europe Day, Bastille Day and WWI Armistice Day) and the others six have a religious origin based on the Catholic faith (Easter Monday, Ascension Day, Whit Monday, Assumption Day, All Saints’ Day, and Christmas). The Alsace region and the Moselle department, however, have two additional holidays that they commemorate.
The French law states that work should stop, but be paid, only for the Fête du Travail (May Day, 1st May), unless it is in businesses where it is not feasible to stop work. The other public holidays are listed in statute law; and for these, the law does not provide that action stops. A leave from one’s job may only, however, be granted by an employer or through a trade union. The right to a paid holiday rests on the freedom of choice between the employer and employee either through a contract or bargaining agreement as dictated by trade unions.
In the French Republic, if the holiday occurs on the weekend, no time off is given to the employee. Most establishments, however, let their employees take the preceding Friday off as a “bridge” day, allowing for an extended four-day weekend. Unlike other European countries, if a public holiday falls on a Sunday, French employees are not legally entitled to take the following Monday off as a paid holiday. That translates to the average number of public holidays on French weekdays being 8.7. The number every year ranges from 7 to 10. Majority of Asian countries and all North American countries have between 2 and ten more public holidays every other year on weekdays.