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France : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Euro (EUR)
Internet domain: .fr - Telephone code: +33 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
European Truck Ban: 22:00 to 22:00 on Sundays, public holidays & vacations departures/returns
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022School holidaysSchool holidays
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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Wednesday January 5, 2022Winter salesSpecial Events
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Monday January 17, 2022Parliament recess (end)Special Events
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Sunday January 30, 2022Paris Grand Prix d'AmériqueSports events
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Sunday January 30, 2022Marseille Open 13 Tennis CupSports events
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Tuesday February 1, 2022Chinese New Yearcards/flowers
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Monday February 14, 2022VinexpoTradeshows
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Monday February 21, 2022Vinisud (even years only)Tradeshows
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Friday February 25, 2022Parliament recess (beginning)Special Events
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Friday February 25, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Saturday February 26, 2022Salon de l'AgricultureTradeshows
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Sunday March 6, 2022Grandmothers Daycards/flowers
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Monday March 7, 2022Parliament recess (end)Special Events
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Thursday March 17, 2022Mondial du TourismeTradeshows
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Monday March 21, 2022Arbor Daycards/flowers
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Sunday March 27, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Friday April 1, 2022April Fools Daycards/flowers
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Sunday April 3, 2022Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Sunday April 3, 2022Marathon de ParisSports events
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Sunday April 10, 2022Presidential electionSpecial Events
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Friday April 15, 2022Parliament recess (beginning)Special Events
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Sunday April 17, 2022EasterCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Tuesday April 19, 2022Printemps de BourgesEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday April 21, 2022Paris Book Fair - Salon du LivreTradeshows
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Friday April 22, 2022Passovercards/flowers
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Sunday April 24, 2022Presidential electionSpecial Events
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Sunday April 24, 2022Deportation Daycards/flowers
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Saturday April 30, 2022Foire de ParisTradeshows
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022Parliament recess (end)Special Events
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Sunday May 8, 2022Victory Day 1945Secular holiday
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Tuesday May 10, 2022Abolition of Slaverycards/flowers
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Saturday May 14, 2022Women's Tennis Strasbourg CupSports events
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Sunday May 15, 2022Le Mans French MotoGP Grand PrixSports events
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Sunday May 15, 2022French Tennis Open - Roland Garros (Paris)Sports events
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Tuesday May 17, 2022Festival de CannesEvents, celebrations...
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Monday May 23, 2022Abolition of SlaveryEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday May 26, 2022AscensionCatholic or protestant
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Sunday May 29, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Sunday June 5, 2022PentecostCatholic or protestant
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Monday June 6, 2022Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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Saturday June 11, 202224 HEURES DU MANSSports events
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Sunday June 12, 2022Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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Monday June 13, 2022EurostatoryTradeshows
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Sunday June 19, 2022Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Tuesday June 21, 2022Fête de la MusiqueEvents, celebrations...
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Wednesday June 22, 2022Summer salesSpecial Events
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Friday June 24, 2022Parliament recess (beginning)Special Events
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Sunday June 26, 2022Cannes Lions Advertising FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Saturday July 2, 2022Tour de France departureSports events
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Thursday July 14, 2022Bastille DayNational Day
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Sunday July 24, 2022F1 Grand PrixSports events
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Sunday July 24, 2022Tour de France arrival in ParisSports events
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Monday July 25, 2022Evian Golf MastersSports events
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Saturday July 30, 2022El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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School holidays

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Saturday January 1, 2022
School holidays : Please scroll to related regions to view local school calendars.
Our source is: www.education.gouv.fr

Dates confirmed till Dec 2022

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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Winter sales

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Wednesday January 5, 2022
Special Events : Lasts 5 weeks

Parliament recess (end)

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Monday January 17, 2022
Special Events : confirmed till May 2018

Paris Grand Prix d'Amérique

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Sunday January 30, 2022
Sports events : Www.prix-amerique.com/ 2022 edition confirmed

Marseille Open 13 Tennis Cup

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Sunday January 30, 2022
Sports events : Www.atptennis.com 2022 edition confirmed

Chinese New Year

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Tuesday February 1, 2022
cards/flowers : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. NOT a public holiday

Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Vinexpo

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Monday February 14, 2022
Tradeshows : Lasts 5 days - www.vinexpo.com/ wines & spirits in Paris 2022 edition confirmed

Vinisud (even years only)

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Monday February 21, 2022
Tradeshows : Lasts 3 days - http://www.vinisud.com in Montpellier 2022 edition confirmed

Parliament recess (beginning)

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Friday February 25, 2022
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Regional holiday

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Friday February 25, 2022
Secular holiday : Nice Carnaval - www.nicecarnaval.com in Nice only - Southern France 2022 edition confirmed

Salon de l'Agriculture

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Saturday February 26, 2022
Tradeshows : Www.salon-agriculture.com/ lasts 10 days - in Paris 2022 edition confirmed

Grandmothers Day

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Sunday March 6, 2022
cards/flowers : Depuis 1987

Parliament recess (end)

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Monday March 7, 2022
Special Events :

Mondial du Tourisme

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Thursday March 17, 2022
Tradeshows : Www.lemondeaparis.com/ Lasts 5 days - Porte de Versailles in Paris 2022 edition confirmed

Arbor Day

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Monday March 21, 2022
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Daylight Saving Time

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Sunday March 27, 2022
Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

April Fools Day

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Friday April 1, 2022
cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.

Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday April 3, 2022
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Marathon de Paris

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Sunday April 3, 2022
Sports events : Www.schneiderelectricparismarathon.com 2022 edition confirmed

Presidential election

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Sunday April 10, 2022
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Parliament recess (beginning)

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Friday April 15, 2022
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Easter

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Sunday April 17, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

Easter Monday

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Monday April 18, 2022
Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

Printemps de Bourges

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Tuesday April 19, 2022
Culture : Http://www.printemps-bourges.com/ in Center France - song festival -lasts 6 days 2022 edition confirmed

Paris Book Fair - Salon du Livre

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Thursday April 21, 2022
Tradeshows : Https://www.livreparis.com/ lasts 4 days - in Paris 2022 edition confirmed

Passover

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Friday April 22, 2022
cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday

Presidential election

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Sunday April 24, 2022
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Deportation Day

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Sunday April 24, 2022
cards/flowers : In the early 1950s, former deportees or their families wanted a national celebration for preserving the memory of the deportation. The law of 14 April 1954, unanimously passed by the French Parliament has responded to the need to preserve the memory of the deportation by creating the National Day of Remembrance of the victims and heroes of the deportation . Not a public holiday

Foire de Paris

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Saturday April 30, 2022
Tradeshows : Last 2 weeks - on the Porte de Versailles fair grounds - www.foiredeparis.fr 2022 edition confirmed

Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
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 .

Parliament recess (end)

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Monday May 2, 2022
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]

Victory Day 1945

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Sunday May 8, 2022
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

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Tuesday May 10, 2022
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Women's Tennis Strasbourg Cup

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Saturday May 14, 2022
Sports events : Lasts 1 week www.internationaux-strasbourg.fr in Strasbourg 2022 edition confirmed

Le Mans French MotoGP Grand Prix

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Sunday May 15, 2022
Sports events : Www.gpfrancemoto.com/ in Le Mans (Western France) 2022 edition confirmed

French Tennis Open - Roland Garros (Paris)

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Sunday May 15, 2022
Sports events : Lasts 2 weeks - www.rolandgarros.com 2022 edition confirmed

Festival de Cannes

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Tuesday May 17, 2022
Culture : Www.festival-cannes.fr lasts 12 days - in southern France 2022 edition CONFIRMED

Abolition of Slavery

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Monday May 23, 2022
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.

Ascension

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Thursday May 26, 2022
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.

Mothers' Day

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Sunday May 29, 2022
cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s 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. Howe’s 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 women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation.

Pentecost

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Sunday June 5, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

Whit Monday

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Monday June 6, 2022
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.

24 HEURES DU MANS

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Saturday June 11, 2022
Sports events : Www.24h-lemans.com/ automobile race - 2022 edition confirmed

Parliamentary election

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Sunday June 12, 2022
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Eurostatory

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Monday June 13, 2022
Tradeshows : Www.eurosatory.com Lasts 5 days - in Paris 2022 edition confirmed

Parliamentary election

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Sunday June 19, 2022
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Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
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Fête de la Musique

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Tuesday June 21, 2022
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.

Summer sales

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Wednesday June 22, 2022
Special Events : Last 5 weeks

Parliament recess (beginning)

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Friday June 24, 2022
Special Events :

Cannes Lions Advertising Festival

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Sunday June 26, 2022
Culture : Lasts 1 week - www.canneslions.com in Cannes 2022 edition confirmed

Tour de France departure

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Saturday July 2, 2022
Sports events : 2021: in Brest (western France)

Bastille Day

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Thursday July 14, 2022
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

F1 Grand Prix

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Sunday July 24, 2022
Sports events : In Le Castellet, Southern France 2022 edition confirmed

Tour de France arrival in Paris

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Sunday July 24, 2022
Sports events : Www.letour.com 2022 edition confirmed

Evian Golf Masters

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Monday July 25, 2022
Sports events : Lasts 4 days www.lpga.com/ in Evian, Eastern France 2022 edition confirmed

El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Saturday July 30, 2022
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