Holidays and Observances in France for 2022

What are the main holidays in France? As with most countries, national holidays in France generally mark religious, quasi-religious or patriotic occasions. Below is a listing of all French public holidays. Add these French holidays to a calendar using our calendar maker. Click on any holiday below for more details and dates for the next 10 years.

2022 FRANCE HOLIDAYS

DateDayHoliday NameHoliday Type
January
Jan 1SaturdayNew Years DayNational
April
Apr 17SundayEaster SundayObservance
Apr 18MondayEaster MondayNational
May
May 1SundayLabour DayNational
May 8SundayVictory DayNational
May 26ThursdayAscensionNational
May 29SundayMothers DayObservance
June
Jun 5SundayWhit SundayObservance
Jun 6MondayWhit MondayNational
Jun 19SundayFathers DayObservance
July
Jul 14ThursdayBastille DayNational
August
Aug 15MondayAssumption of MaryNational
November
Nov 1TuesdayAll Saints DayNational
Nov 11FridayArmistice DayNational
December
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EveObservance
Dec 25SundayChristmas DayNational
Dec 31SaturdayNew Years EveObservance

2023 FRANCE HOLIDAYS

DateDayHoliday NameHoliday Type
January
Jan 1SundayNew Years DayNational
April
Apr 9SundayEaster SundayObservance
Apr 10MondayEaster MondayNational
May
May 1MondayLabour DayNational
May 8MondayVictory DayNational
May 18ThursdayAscensionNational
May 28SundayWhit SundayObservance
May 29MondayWhit MondayNational
June
Jun 4SundayMothers DayObservance
Jun 18SundayFathers DayObservance
July
Jul 14FridayBastille DayNational
August
Aug 15TuesdayAssumption of MaryNational
November
Nov 1WednesdayAll Saints DayNational
Nov 11SaturdayArmistice DayNational
December
Dec 24SundayChristmas EveObservance
Dec 25MondayChristmas DayNational
Dec 31SundayNew Years EveObservance
Please refer to service-public.fr description of national days and observances publication for more more information.