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The country´s top public holidays
France has numerous public holidays in each season. There is always something to celebrate all year round. Here there is a list of the most important ones. Be warned that all banks and most businesses are closed on days marked with *.
Autumns are mild in France. It is a pretty good season for a walk in our beautiful forests. November is marked by 2 public holidays which are certainly the most important ones:
· All Saints Day ( 01/11)*
· Remembrance Day of the 1st World War ( 11/11) *
When the temperatures and the leaves begin to fall, the French are busy preparing Christmas and New Year’s Eve, like in many other countries. Winter is definitively the best season to go skiing in the French mountains.
· Christmas Day ( 25 /12)
· New year’s Eve ( 01/01) *
Spring becomes milder and there are many more public holidays during this season.
Do not miss :
· Easter ( the first Monday of April)
· Ascension Day ( 39 days after Easter Day)
· Pentecost ( 50 days after Easter)
· Labor Day ( 01/05) *
· Veterans Day ( 08/05) *
Summer is undoubtedly the favourite season for the French.
Temperatures are hot and you can bath in our various beaches. The 14th of July is marked by the Bastille Day and fireworks are let off in every town. On the 15th of August we celebrate the Assumption.
So whenever you choose to come to France, you’ll be able to join the French having fun during these public holidays.