2020 FRANCE HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in France is
10th April, FridayGood Friday
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of France in 2020
|WednesdayWed||Jan 01, 2020Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|FridayFri||Apr 10, 2020Apr 10||Good Friday|
|SundaySun||Apr 12, 2020Apr 12||Easter Sunday|
|MondayMon||Apr 13, 2020Apr 13||Easter Monday|
|FridayFri||May 01, 2020May 01||Labor day|
|FridayFri||May 08, 2020May 08||Victory in WWII Day|
|ThursdayThu||May 21, 2020May 21||Ascension Day|
|SundaySun||May 31, 2020May 31||Whit Sunday|
|MondayMon||Jun 01, 2020Jun 01||Whit Monday|
|TuesdayTue||Jul 14, 2020Jul 14||Bastille Day|
|SaturdaySat||Aug 15, 2020Aug 15||Assumption Day|
|SundaySun||Nov 01, 2020Nov 01||All Saints Day|
|WednesdayWed||Nov 11, 2020Nov 11||Armistice Day|
|FridayFri||Dec 25, 2020Dec 25||Christmas Day|
|SaturdaySat||Dec 26, 2020Dec 26||St Stephen's Day|
Public Holidays in France
Friday Apr 10, 2020
The upcoming France holiday Good Friday is in 44 days from today.
Sunday Apr 12, 2020
The upcoming France holiday Easter Sunday is in 46 days from today.
Monday Apr 13, 2020
The upcoming France holiday Easter Monday is in 47 days from today.
2020 Public Holidays France Service
The above is the list of 2020 public holidays declared in France which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide France holiday calendar for 2020 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.