Labor Day/May Day
Monday may 1, 2023
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .
Victory Day 1945
Monday may 8, 2023
Secular holiday : On the 7th of May 1945, at 2:41, a first act of German surrender was signed in Reims. The fighting stopped at 23:01, on the 8th of May, French time. The news was only officially broadcast in France the next day.
Therefore, on the 8th of May, at 15:00, the bells of all of the churches in France officially rang out the end of the war, whilst General de Gaulle announced it on the radio. We have won the war. Victory is ours.
Abolition of Slavery
Wednesday may 10, 2023
Le Mans French MotoGP Grand Prix
Sunday may 14, 2023
Sports events : Www.gpfrancemoto.com/ in Le Mans (Western France) 2023 edition confirmed
Festival de Cannes
Tuesday may 16, 2023
Culture : Www.festival-cannes.fr lasts 12 days - in southern France 2023 edition CONFIRMED
Thursday may 18, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.
Women's Tennis Strasbourg Cup
Saturday may 20, 2023
Sports events : Lasts 1 week
www.internationaux-strasbourg.fr in Strasbourg 2023 edition confirmed
ATP Lyon Tennis Open
Sunday may 21, 2023
Sports events : lasts 5 days -- in Lyons 2023 edition confirmed
French Tennis Open - Roland Garros (Paris)
Monday may 22, 2023
Sports events : Lasts 2 weeks - www.rolandgarros.com 2023 edition confirmed
Abolition of Slavery
Tuesday may 23, 2023
Culture : Abolition of Slavery Day in French Overseas Territories: May 27 in Guadeloupe, May 22 in Martinique, June 10 in Guiana, Dec. 20 in Réunion Island, April 27 in Mayotte, May 23 in Metropolitan France (where it is not a public holiday)
In fact, the second abolition decree was signed in Paris by Victor Schoelcher on April 27, 1848.
The first decree had been signed in Paris by the French Revolution on Feb. 4, 1794, but had been cancelled by Napoleon on May 20, 1802.
Monday may 29, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry. Not a paid holiday.
Due to a succession of gazetted decrees, this day MAY STILL BE A WORKING DAY in some institutions or businesses. Please double check.
Sunday june 4, 2023
cards/flowers : Mothers day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mothers day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year.
One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world.
Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day.
In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howes Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and womens suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mothers Day, with her Mothers Day Proclamation.
Tuesday june 6, 2023
Secular holiday :
24 HEURES DU MANS
Saturday june 10, 2023
Sports events : Www.24h-lemans.com/ automobile race - 2023 edition confirmed
Cannes Lions Advertising Festival
Friday june 16, 2023
Culture : Lasts 1 week -
www.canneslions.com in Cannes 2023 edition confirmed
Sunday june 18, 2023
Paris Air Show/Salon International de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace
Monday june 19, 2023
Tradeshows : Lasts one week,
http://www.paris-air-show.com/en/ in Paris Le Bourget 2023 edition confirmed
Fête de la Musique
Wednesday june 21, 2023
Culture : The whole night is dedicated to amateur and professional musicians who are welcome to play anywhere in the country. Since 1981.
More than 700 cities across 120 countries, including Germany, Italy, Greece, Russia, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada, the United States, and Japan celebrate World Music Day today.
Tour de France departure
Saturday july 1, 2023
Sports events : 2022: in Copenhaguen (Denmark)
Friday july 14, 2023
Secular holiday : This is the French symbol of the end of the Monarchy and the beginning of the First Republic. The national holiday is a time when all citizens can feel themselves to be members of a republican nation. It is because this national holiday is rooted in the history of the birth of the Republic that it has great significance. On 5 May 1789, the King convened the Estates General to hear their complaints: but the assembly of the Third Estate, representing the citizens of the town, soon broke away and formed the Constituent National Assembly. On 20 June, 1789, the deputies of the Third Estate took the oath of the Jeu de Paume to not separate until the Constitution had been established. The people of Paris rose up and decided to march on the Bastille, a state prison that stood for the absolute despotism of the Ancient Regime. On July 14, 1789, the storming of the Bastille immediately took on a great historical dimension; it was proof that power no longer resided in the King as God's representative, but in the people, in accordance with the theories developed by their philosophers of the eighteenth century. Within two days the Revolution could not be reversed. For all citizens of France, the storming of the Bastille came to symbolize liberty, democracy in the struggle against oppression. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)
Wednesday july 19, 2023
Tour de France arrival in Paris
Sunday july 23, 2023
Sports events : Www.letour.com 2023 edition confirmed
Evian Golf Masters
Thursday july 27, 2023
Sports events : Lasts 4 days
www.lpga.com/ in Evian, Eastern France 2023 edition confirmed
Festival Interceltique de Lorient
Saturday august 5, 2023
Culture : Http://www.festival-interceltique.com/ lasts 8 days - in Western France 2023 edition confirmed
Tuesday august 15, 2023
Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.
La Braderie de Lille
Saturday september 2, 2023
Tradeshows : For 2 days, one of the world's largest flea market
http://www.braderie-de-lille.fr/ in Lille 2023 & 2024 editions confirmed
Rugby World Cup (beginning)
Friday september 8, 2023
Sports events : Https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/2023/matches
Cannes Yachting Festival
Wednesday september 13, 2023
Tradeshows : Www.cannesyachtingfestival.com/ lasts 6 days - in Cannes 2023 edition confirmed
Saturday september 16, 2023
cards/flowers : Jewish New Year
BIGDATA & AI
Tuesday september 26, 2023
Tradeshows : Https://www.bigdataparis.com/ lasts 2 days -- in Paris 2023 edition confirmed
Paris Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
Sunday october 1, 2023
Sports events : Horse race
www.prixarcdetriomphe.com/ 2023 edition confirmed
Mondial Paris Motor Show
Thursday october 5, 2023
Rugby World Cup (end)
Saturday october 28, 2023
Sports events : Https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/2023/matches
Daylight Saving Time
Sunday october 29, 2023
Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times
Paris Tennis Masters
Monday october 30, 2023
Sports events : Https://www.rolexparismasters.com lasts 10 days - in Paris 2023 edition confirmed
All Saints' Day
Wednesday november 1, 2023
Catholic : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837. (World Book Encyclopedia)
Liberation Day 1918
Saturday november 11, 2023
Secular holiday : Commemmorates the end of World War I on 11th November 1918. The armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Paid holiday when falling on Sunday (Labour law 4 Jan 1974)
Thursday november 16, 2023