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French Holidays, 2021-2022

french holidayHere are the French public holidays in 2021 and 2022. Most of the celebrations correspond to the major national or Christian religious holidays.

During French public holidays, most work activities are suspended. Stores and public offices close as well. Cinemas and department stores, restaurants, and boulangeries are open. Museums and monuments are usually closed on January 1st, May 1st and on Xmas. Whether you are planning to spend your holidays in Paris or not, knowing this information may be useful to plan your stay in the city.

 

 

Calendar of public holidays in 2021 in France

January 1, New Year’s Day (Premier de l’An)
May 1, Labour Day (Fête du travail)
May 8, Victory Day (Victoire 1945)
July 14, French National Day, ( Fête Nationale)
August 15, Assumption (Assomption)
November 1, All Saints’ Day (Toussaint)
November 11, Armistice (Armistice de 1918) Commemoration of the fallen of the First World War
December 25, Christmas (Noël)

 

Calendar of public holidays in 2022 in France

January 1, 2022 New Year’s Day (Premier de l’An)
April 17, 2022 Easter Sunday (Pâques)
April 18, 2022 Easter Monday (Lundi de Pâques)
1 May 2022 Labour Day (Fête du travail)
8 May 2022 Victory Day (Victoire 1945)
26 May 2022 Ascension Day (Ascension)
5 June 2022 Whit Sunday (Pentecôte)
June 6, 2022 Whit Monday (Lundì de Pentecôte)
July 14, 2022, French National Day, storming of the Bastille ( Fête Nationale)
August 15, 2022 Assumption (Assomption)
November 1, 2022 All Saints’ Day (Toussaint)
November 11, 2022 Armistice (Armistice de 1918) Commemoration of the fallen of the First World War

 

Other holidays in 2022

January 6 Epiphany (Épiphanie),
February 2 Candlemas,
February 14 Valentine’s Day (Saint Valentin),
March 1, 2022,
Mardi Gras (Mardi Gras),
May 29, 2022, Mother’s Day (Fête des Mères),
June 19, 2022, Father’s Day,
December 31 New Year’s Day (Saint Sylvestre).