French Bank Holidays – 2008

Public holidays in France – 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1 January 2008
 
  New Year’s Day
 
  24 March
 
  Easter Monday
 
  1 May
 
  Ascention Day
 
  1 May
 
  Labour Day
 
  8 May
 
  Fête de la Victoire 1945 – WWII Victory Day
 
  14 July
 
  Bastille Day – France’s National holiday
 
  15 August
 
  Day of Assumption
 
  1 November
 
  All Saints’ Day
 
  11 November
 
  Armistice Day 1918
 
  25 December
 
  Christmas Day
 

If you’re planning a trip to France make sure that you check dates
for public and bank holidays. In France the jour férié is always taken
on the day that it falls on.  When people take  the Monday or Friday off to make a long weekend, when a public holiday
falls on a Tuesday or Thursday, is called "faire le pont".

Supermarkets are often
open on bank holidays but almost everything else is closed. If the
holiday falls on a Tuesday or Thursday many people will take the Monday
or Friday off to make a long weekend.    

If you’re
planning to look at property it’s a good idea to make sure that your house hunting trip to France doesn’t coincide with a French bank
holiday. Often owners are not available for appointments on public
holidays. Something to remember when you’re looking for property in
France.

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