Public Holidays in France 2022

Last Updated on 01/07/2022

Are you living in France or going on holiday there? Here’s a list of all the public holidays in France you need to know in 2022, as well as other important dates to note in your calendar.

Whether you live in France or are just visiting, it’s important that you pay attention to public holidays and other important dates. On some of these days, businesses and offices will be closed or have reduced hours.

To make sure you don’t miss any important events, our guide lists public holidays in France and important dates from the French calendar.

Public Holidays in France

Public and National Holidays 2021 in France

There are 14 public holidays celebrated in France in 2021.

Official holidays and non-working days in France in 2021:

1 January (Friday) – New Year’s Day
25 March (Friday) – Good Friday (only in Alsace and Moselle)
28 March (Monday) – Easter Monday
1 May (Sunday) – Labour Day
5 May (Thursday) – Ascension Day
8 May (Sunday) – Victory in Europe Day
15 May (Sunday) – Whit Sunday
16 May (Monday) – Whit Monday
14 July (Thursday) – Bastille Day
15 August (Monday) – Assumption of Mary
1 November (Tuesday) – All Saints’ Day
11 November (Friday) – Armistice Day
25 December (Sunday) – Christmas Day
26 December (Monday) – St Stephen’s Day (only Alsace and Moselle)

Public and National Holidays 2022 in France

There are 14 public holidays celebrated in France in 2022.

Official holidays and non-working days in France in 2022:

  • Saturday, 1 January 2022 – New Year’s Day (Jour de l’an)
  • Friday, 15 April 2022 – Good Friday (Vendredi saint)FR-A,FR-57
  • Monday, 18 April 2022 – Easter Monday (Lundi de Pâques)
  • Sunday, 1 May 2022 – Labour Day (Fête du premier mai)
  • Sunday, 8 May 2022 – Victory in Europe Day (Fête de la Victoire)
  • Sunday, 22 May 2022 – Abolition of Slavery (Abolition de l’esclavage)FR-MQ
  • Thursday, 26 May 2022 – Ascension Day (Jour de l’Ascension)
  • Friday, 27 May 2022 – Abolition de l’esclavage (Abolition of Slavery)FR-GP,FR-MF,FR-BL
  • Monday, 6 June 2022 – Whit Monday (Lundi de Pentecôte)
  • Thursday, 14 July 2022 – Bastille Day (Fête nationale)
  • Monday, 15 August 2022 – Assumption Day (L’Assomption de Marie)
  • Tuesday, 1 November 2022 – All Saints’ Day (La Toussaint)
  • Friday, 11 November 2022 – Armistice Day (Armistice de 1918)
  • Sunday, 25 December 2022 – Christmas Day (Noël)
  • Monday, 26 December 2022 – St. Stephen’s Day (Saint-Étienne)FR-A,FR-57

School Holidays in France

School Holidays in France 2021

Regions/zones school holidays France

Zone A:
Besançon, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon, Poitiers.

Zone B:
Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Caen, Lille, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Nice, Orléans-Tours, Reims, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg.

Zone C:
Créteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse, Versailles.

Christmas holidays 2021

Christmas holidays 2021 in France last from 23 December 2021 to 03 January 2022 in Zone A, B, C.

Winter Holiday 2021

Zone A 13-02-2016 28-02-2016
Zone B 06-02-2016 21-02-2016
Zone C 20-02-2016 06-03-2016

Spring Break 2021

Zone A 09-04-2016 24-04-2016
Zone B 02-04-2016 17-04-2016
Zone C 16-04-2016 01-05-2016

Summer Holiday 2021

Summer Holidays 2016 in France last from 5 July 2016 to 30 August 2016 in Zone A, B, C.

Autumn Break 2021

Autumn Break 2016 in France last from 20 October 2016 to 02 November 2016 in Zone A, B, C.

Christmas Holiday 2021

Christmas holidays 2016 in France last from 17 December 2016 to 02 January 2017 in Zone A, B, C.

Public Holidays in France in 2023

  • Sunday, 1 January 2023 – New Year’s Day (Jour de l’an)
  • Friday, 7 April 2023 – Good Friday (Vendredi saint) – FR-A, FR-57
  • Monday, 10 April 2023 – Easter Monday (Lundi de Pâques)
  • Monday, 1 May 2023 – Labour Day (Fête du premier mai)
  • Monday, 8 May 2023 – Victory in Europe Day (Fête de la Victoire)
  • Thursday, 18 May 2023 – Ascension Day (Jour de l’Ascension)
  • Monday, 22 May 2023 – Abolition of Slavery (Abolition de l’esclavage) – FR-MQ
  • Saturday, 27 May 2023 – Abolition de l’esclavage (Abolition of Slavery) – FR-GP, FR-MF, FR-BL
  • Monday, 29 May 2023 – Whit Monday (Lundi de Pentecôte)
  • Friday, 14 July 2023 – Bastille Day (Fête nationale)
  • Tuesday, 15 August 2023 – Assumption Day (L’Assomption de Marie)
  • Wednesday, 1 November 2023 – All Saints’ Day (La Toussaint)
  • Saturday, 11 November 2023 – Armistice Day (Armistice de 1918)
  • Monday, 25 December 2023 – Christmas Day (Noël)
  • Tuesday, 26 December 2023 – St. Stephen’s Day (Saint-Étienne) – FR-A, FR-57

Public Holidays in France in 2024

  • Monday, 1 January 2024 – New Year’s Day (Jour de l’an)
  • Friday, 29 March 2024 – Good Friday (Vendredi saint) – FR-A, FR-57
  • Monday, 1 April 2024 – Easter Monday (Lundi de Pâques)
  • Wednesday, 1 May 2024 – Labour Day (Fête du premier mai)
  • Wednesday, 8 May 2024 – Victory in Europe Day (Fête de la Victoire)
  • Thursday, 9 May 2024 – Ascension Day (Jour de l’Ascension)
  • Monday, 20 May 2024 – Whit Monday (Lundi de Pentecôte)
  • Wednesday, 22 May 2024 – Abolition of Slavery (Abolition de l’esclavage) – FR-MQ
  • Monday, 27 May 2024 – Abolition de l’esclavage (Abolition of Slavery) – FR-GP, FR-MF, FR-BL
  • Sunday, 14 July 2024 – Bastille Day (Fête nationale)
  • Thursday, 15 August 2024 – Assumption Day (L’Assomption de Marie)
  • Friday, 1 November 2024 – All Saints’ Day (La Toussaint)
  • Monday, 11 November 2024 – Armistice Day (Armistice de 1918)
  • Wednesday, 25 December 2024 – Christmas Day (Noël)
  • Thursday, 26 December 2024 – St. Stephen’s Day (Saint-Étienne) – FR-A, FR-57

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