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2019 FRANCE HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in France is

15th August, ThursdayAssumption Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of France in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
TuesdayTueJan 01, 2019Jan 01New Year's Day
FridayFriApr 19, 2019Apr 19Good Friday
SundaySunApr 21, 2019Apr 21Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 22, 2019Apr 22Easter Monday
WednesdayWedMay 01, 2019May 01Labor day
WednesdayWedMay 08, 2019May 08Victory in WWII Day
ThursdayThuMay 30, 2019May 30Ascension Day
SundaySunJun 09, 2019Jun 09Whit Sunday
MondayMonJun 10, 2019Jun 10Whit Monday
SundaySunJul 14, 2019Jul 14Bastille Day
ThursdayThuAug 15, 2019Aug 15Assumption Day
FridayFriNov 01, 2019Nov 01All Saints Day
MondayMonNov 11, 2019Nov 11Armistice Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2019Dec 25Christmas Day
ThursdayThuDec 26, 2019Dec 26St Stephen's Day

Upcoming Public Holidays in France

Assumption Day

Assumption Day

Thursday Aug 15, 2019

The upcoming France holiday Assumption Day is in 31 days from today.

All Saints Day

All Saints Day

Friday Nov 01, 2019

The upcoming France holiday All Saints Day is in 109 days from today.

Armistice Day

Armistice Day

Monday Nov 11, 2019

The upcoming France holiday Armistice Day is in 119 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.