France public holidays 
 2016

France public holidays are usually some days, tourist attractions, museums can be closed in Paris. Also events can be held during these national holidays. There are 11 public holidays in France.

Military parade in Paris

New Year's Day 2016 January 1st. Jour de l'an in French is the first day of the year. The Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, Rodin museum are closed.

Easter Monday 2016 March 28th. Pâques in French celebrates the resurrection of Jesus.

Labor Day May 1st. Also called May Day, Workers'Day. In French 1 May, Fête du Travail. Museum Louvre, Orsay, Rodin... Museums are closed.

Victory in Europe Day May 8th. In French 8 May. The 8 mai 1945 is the end of the World War II.

Ascencion Day 2016 May 5th. In French Jeudi de l'ascencion. The Ascencion Thursday is when Jesus went to heaven, 40 days after his resurrection.

Whit Monday 2016 May 16th. Lundi de Pentecôte is fifty days after Easter when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles of the Christ.

Bastille Day 2016 July 14th. Le quatorze juillet or La Fête Nationale. Anniversary of the storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution. Parade and fireworks in Paris.

Assumption of Mary August 15th. Assomption de Marie.

All Saints' Day November 1st. La Toussaint a feast day, in the Catholic Church, to honor all the Saints.

Remembrance Day November 11th. L'Armistice de 1918. It's the day of the agreement that the war is over in the First World War.

Christmas December 25th. Noël the day of the birth of Jesus Christ. The Musée du Louvre, Orsay, Rodin... museums are closed.



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