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France is a country which is located in Western Europe and the capital of the country in Pris, the ultimate love destination for all the loving couples in the world and it every couple’s ultimate dream destination for a vacation. If you are also planning to visit France or if you already live there then these printable calendar templates would be very informative to you.
In the old and historical calendar of France, the numbers used on them are in roman and the calendar was pronounced as French Republican calendar which translated in French as calendrier républicain français. This calendar was used for a while from 1793 to 1805.
List of holidays in France:
- 1st January: Jour de l’an (New Year’s Day)
- 22nd April: Lundi de Pâques (Easter Monday)
- 1st May: Fête du premier mai (Labor Day)
- 8th May: Fête du huitième mai or Jour de la Victoire 45 (World War II Victory Day)
- 30th May: Jour de l’Ascension (Ascension Day, 40 days after Easter)
- 10th June: Lundi de Pentecôte (Whit Monday – also known as Pentecost Monday)
- 14th July: Fête Nationale (Bastille Day)
- 15th August: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- 1st November: La Toussaint (All Saints Day)
- 11th November: Jour d’armistice (Armistice Day)
- 25th December: Noël (Christmas Day)
Other then festive holidays in France, there are several important days which are celebrated there and those are listed below:
- 31st March: DST as daylight saving time starts, the clock goes 1 hour ahead.
- 1st April: Poisson d’Avril (April Fool’s Day)
- 26th May: Mother’s Day
- 16th June: Father’s Day
- 27th October: DST as daylight saving time starts, the clock goes 1 hour back.
These days are celebrated annually in France.
French Calendar 2020
If you are living in France or planning to go there then you should know all these details of the public holidays there. It will be informative to you in many ways.
One interesting thing to know about France is that if a holiday comes on a weekend like Sunday then the following Monday will be a day off as a French holiday. There are holidays which are called ‘bridge’ holidays which occurs if any holiday falls on Tuesday or Thursday. So in this context, we can say that if a holiday is in mid of the week then many people take a holiday for the whole week and it is called “faire le pont”.
However, there are two most and widely celebrated holidays in France which are Bastille Day on the 14th of July and another one is All Saints Day (La Toussaint) on the 1st of November. There is another big festival which is celebrated across the nation and that is Christmas Eve and Christmas Day which is held on the 24th and the 25th of December respectively.
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