2022 FRANCE HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in France is
2nd April, SaturdayGood Friday
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of France in 2022
|SaturdaySat||Jan 01, 2022Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|SaturdaySat||Apr 02, 2022Apr 02||Good Friday|
|FridayFri||Apr 15, 2022Apr 15||Easter Sunday|
|MondayMon||Apr 18, 2022Apr 18||Easter Monday|
|SundaySun||May 01, 2022May 01||Labor day|
|SundaySun||May 08, 2022May 08||Victory in WWII Day|
|ThursdayThu||May 26, 2022May 26||Ascension Day|
|SundaySun||Jun 05, 2022Jun 05||Whit Sunday|
|MondayMon||Jun 06, 2022Jun 06||Whit Monday|
|ThursdayThu||Jul 14, 2022Jul 14||Bastille Day|
|MondayMon||Aug 15, 2022Aug 15||Assumption Day|
|TuesdayTue||Nov 01, 2022Nov 01||All Saints Day|
|FridayFri||Nov 11, 2022Nov 11||Armistice Day|
|SundaySun||Dec 25, 2022Dec 25||Christmas Day|
|MondayMon||Dec 26, 2022Dec 26||St Stephen's Day|
Public Holidays in France
Saturday Apr 02, 2022
The upcoming France holiday Good Friday is in 65 days from today.
Friday Apr 15, 2022
The upcoming France holiday Easter Sunday is in 78 days from today.
Monday Apr 18, 2022
The upcoming France holiday Easter Monday is in 81 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.