Public holidays in France 2019-2023

The French holidays are quite similar to the usual western ones. From Easter to Pentecost to Christmas, most holidays are Christian. The national holiday is celebrated on 14 July. However,

Good Friday and Christmas Day are exceptions: both are only public holidays in Alsace and Moselle. But they are known all over the country.


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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

holidayLocal namedate
New YearJour de l'AnJan, 1st
Labor DayFête du travailMay, 1st
Victory Day 1945Fête de la VictoireMay, 8th
French National DayFête Nationale de la FranceJul, 14th
Assumption DayAssomptionAug, 15th
All Saints' DayToussaintNov, 1st
Ceasefire of CompiègneArmistice 1918Nov, 11th
Saint NicholasDec, 6th
1st Christmas HolidayNoëlDec, 25th
2nd Christmas holiday (only Alsace + Lorraine)Lendemain de NoëlDec, 26th


Moving Holidays in France

holidayLocal name20192020202120222023
Good Friday (only Alsace + Lorraine)Vendredi SaintApr, 19thApr, 10thApr, 2ndApr, 15thApr, 7th
Easter SundayJour de PâquesApr, 21stApr, 12thApr, 4thApr, 17thApr, 9th
Easter MondayLundi de PâquesApr, 22ndApr, 13thApr, 5thApr, 18thApr, 10th
Mother's DayFête des MèresMay, 26thMay, 31stMay, 30thMay, 29thMay, 28th
Ascension of ChristAscensionMay, 30thMay, 21stMay, 13thMay, 26thMay, 18th
Whit SundayPentecôteJun, 9thMay, 31stMay, 23rdJun, 5thMay, 28th
Whit MondayLundi de PentecôteJun, 10thJun, 1stMay, 24thJun, 6thMay, 29th
Father's DayFête des PèresJun, 16thJun, 21stJun, 20thJun, 19thJun, 18th
Corpus ChristiFête-DieuJun, 20thJun, 11thJun, 3rdJun, 16thJun, 8th