Bank Holidays in France

Most economies have their financial institutions closed during their respective public holidays and France is no exception. Banks in France basically follow public holidays gazetted by the Government, hence why we have prepared Bank holidays in France . It is wise for businesses that have interests in the Trench money banking system to acquaint themselves with public Holidays in France.

Below is a list of public holidays in France and their description.

Jan 01: New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Apr 02: Good Friday

Alsace and Moselle. Good Friday commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Apr 05: Easter Monday

Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

May 01: Labor Day

This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labor movement.

May 08: V-E Day

Victory in Europe Day marks May 8th 1945 when the Allies formally accepted an unconditional surrender by the armed forces of Germany

May 13: Ascension Day

This day observes the departure of Jesus from earth after his resurrection. It is perhaps the earliest observed celebration in Christianity.

May 24: Whit Monday

Commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles.

May 30: Mother’s Day

Last Sunday in May. Except if it Bank holidays in France coincides with Pentecost day, when it is shifted to the first Sunday in June

Jun 20: Father’s Day

Third Sunday in June

Jul 14: Bastille Day

Bastille Day celebrates the birth of the French Republic and marks the storming of the Bastille in 1789

Aug 15: Assumption Day

The Feast of the Assumption is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ

Nov 01: All Saints’ Day

Pope Boniface IV dedicated the day as a holiday to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary and all martyrs

Nov 11: Armistice Day

Observed on November 11th to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918 and honor the veterans of both World Wars.

Dec 25: Christmas Day

Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

Dec 26: St. Stephen’s Day December 26th is the Feast of St. Stephen in Western Christianity. It is observed as a second day of Christmas holidays in France for several co among Bank holidays in France.

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