France Public Holidays

Official National Holidays in France:

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Local non-official Holidays in France:

Spring Holiday
  • First Saturday of March: National Day of grandmothers
  • March 8: International Women Day
  • March 20: International Day of Francophonie
  • April 1: April Fool’s Day.
  • May 1: Labour Day.First 
Summer Holiday
  • June 18: Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival
  • June 21: Music Day in France
  • June 23 (even-numbered years): Wine Festival in Bordeaux
  • August 15: Assumption of the Virgin Mary
Autumn Holidays
  • October 9: The Day of chestnut.
  • October 16: Reading Festival in France
  • October 31: Halloween (Samhain)
  • November 11: Memorial Day (End of the First World War)
  • November 17: Festival of New Beaujolais
Winter Holidays
  • January 6: Catholic Epiphany
  • February 6: Violet Festival in Toulouse
  • February 13: Carnival in Nice and Menton Lemon Festival
  • February 14: St. Valentine’s Day