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2021 FRANCE HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in France is

25th December, FridayChristmas Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of France in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01New Year's Day
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Good Friday
SundaySunApr 04, 2021Apr 04Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 05, 2021Apr 05Easter Monday
SaturdaySatMay 01, 2021May 01Labor day
SaturdaySatMay 08, 2021May 08Victory in WWII Day
ThursdayThuMay 13, 2021May 13Ascension Day
SundaySunMay 23, 2021May 23Whit Sunday
MondayMonMay 24, 2021May 24Whit Monday
WednesdayWedJul 14, 2021Jul 14Bastille Day
SundaySunAug 15, 2021Aug 15Assumption Day
MondayMonNov 01, 2021Nov 01All Saints Day
ThursdayThuNov 11, 2021Nov 11Armistice Day
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas Day
SundaySunDec 26, 2021Dec 26St Stephen's Day

Public Holidays in France

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Friday Dec 25, 2020

The upcoming France holiday Christmas Day is in 21 days from today.

St Stephen's Day

St Stephen's Day

Saturday Dec 26, 2020

The upcoming France holiday St Stephen's Day is in 22 days from today.

New Year's Day

New Year's Day

Friday Jan 01, 2021

The upcoming France holiday New Year's Day is in 28 days from today.

2021 Public Holidays France Service

The above is the list of 2021 public holidays declared in France which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide France holiday calendar for 2021 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.