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2022 FRANCE HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in France is

14th July, ThursdayBastille Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of France in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01New Year's Day
SaturdaySatApr 02, 2022Apr 02Good Friday
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 18, 2022Apr 18Easter Monday
SundaySunMay 01, 2022May 01Labor day
SundaySunMay 08, 2022May 08Victory in WWII Day
ThursdayThuMay 26, 2022May 26Ascension Day
SundaySunJun 05, 2022Jun 05Whit Sunday
MondayMonJun 06, 2022Jun 06Whit Monday
ThursdayThuJul 14, 2022Jul 14Bastille Day
MondayMonAug 15, 2022Aug 15Assumption Day
TuesdayTueNov 01, 2022Nov 01All Saints Day
FridayFriNov 11, 2022Nov 11Armistice Day
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas Day
MondayMonDec 26, 2022Dec 26St Stephen's Day

Public Holidays in France

Bastille Day

Bastille Day

Thursday Jul 14, 2022

The upcoming France holiday Bastille Day is in 7 days from today.

Assumption Day

Assumption Day

Monday Aug 15, 2022

The upcoming France holiday Assumption Day is in 39 days from today.

All Saints Day

All Saints Day

Tuesday Nov 01, 2022

The upcoming France holiday All Saints Day is in 117 days from today.

2022 Public Holidays France Service

The above is the list of 2022 public holidays declared in France which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide France holiday calendar for 2022 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.