There is only one France public holiday statute and that is May Day while some others are determined through an agreement between employers’ and union of employees. And if a holiday falls on Sunday, then Monday will be considered as time off. If the holiday falls on Tuesday or Thursday, a lot of businesses as well as stores will be closed from business on Monday and Friday respectively and create the long weekend that will be known as ‘faire le pont’.
May will be the month where businesses and various public facilities such a bank will be closed frequently but restaurants and hotels remain open in respond to the market demand. If someone needs to go during this month, make sure to book hotel and restaurants for the very well accommodation.
This 2016 France Public Holidays Calendar will have those public holidays date marked with red background. Because it is created using Microsoft Word, you can easily modify its background color as well as add other color to other dates or cells to make it fit with your own style.
Friday, 1st January 2016
New Year Day. An international celebration for New Year. This is a day where you can have your Eiffel photos with Fireworks as its background at New Year’s Eve if you are in Paris at that day and join thousands of people celebrating it. Or, you can take a river cruise around Paris center. There are plenty of attraction choices as well, in any cities in France. Just plan it well.
Monday, 28th March 2016
Easter Monday. One day after Easter.
Sunday, 1st May 2016
Labor Day/ May Day. The international commemoration for workers.
Thursday, 5th May 2016
Victory in Europe Day. A celebration to the end of hostilities within Europe and the end of World War II.
Sunday, 8th May 2016
Ascension Day. Celebrating the ascension of Jesus Christ.
Monday, 16th May 2016
Whit Monday. A day to celebrate the day after Pentecost.
Thursday, 14th July 2016
Bastille Day/ National Day. A day to celebrate the beginning of the French revolution.
Monday, 15th August 2016
Assumption Day. A feast day celebrating God assumed Virgin Mary to heaven.
Tuesday, 1st November 2016
All Saints Day. A day to honor the live of every saint known.
Friday, 11th November 2016
Armistice Day/Veteran Day/Remembrance Day. A day to commemorate the people who died in wars.
Sunday, 25th December 2016
Christmas Day. Celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
With all of those public holidays are already marked, you can easily plan your vacation, especially if those days fall on one day before or after the weekend. And you should have one extra day if those days are fall on Sunday, because the next day, Monday, should be a holiday.
2016 Calendar with France Public Holiday (135.4 KiB, 325 hits)