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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

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
WednesdayWedJan 01, 2020Jan 01New Year's Day
FridayFriApr 10, 2020Apr 10Good Friday
SundaySunApr 12, 2020Apr 12Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 13, 2020Apr 13Easter Monday
FridayFriMay 01, 2020May 01Labor day
FridayFriMay 08, 2020May 08Victory in WWII Day
ThursdayThuMay 21, 2020May 21Ascension Day
SundaySunMay 31, 2020May 31Whit Sunday
MondayMonJun 01, 2020Jun 01Whit Monday
TuesdayTueJul 14, 2020Jul 14Bastille Day
SaturdaySatAug 15, 2020Aug 15Assumption Day
SundaySunNov 01, 2020Nov 01All Saints Day
WednesdayWedNov 11, 2020Nov 11Armistice Day
FridayFriDec 25, 2020Dec 25Christmas Day
SaturdaySatDec 26, 2020Dec 26St Stephen's Day

Public Holidays in France

Good Friday

Good Friday

Friday Apr 10, 2020

The upcoming France holiday Good Friday is in 44 days from today.

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

Sunday Apr 12, 2020

The upcoming France holiday Easter Sunday is in 46 days from today.

Easter Monday

Easter Monday

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.