Skip to main content

France

Flag of France
France

Holidays & Observances in France

France is a West European country that shares its borders with many other countries. Christianity is the most popularly practiced religion, and holidays such as Christmas and Easter are the most important in the country, often celebrated by even those who aren’t religious. The most popular non-religious holiday is Bastille Day, which celebrates the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille Prison. It is celebrated similarly to the way many countries celebrate Independence Day, with fireworks and enthusiastic celebrations. Food is a very important part of the French culture, so many of the most important holidays have special meals associated with them.

 

Upcoming Popular Holidays

Country Observances

Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Bastille Day Bastille Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
National Day Bastille Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Independence Day Bastille Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Daylight Saving Time DST ends Time Related
Veterans Day / Armistice Day / Remembrance Day Armistice Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Valentine's Day Valentines Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Daylight Saving Time DST starts Time Related
April Fools' Day April Fools' Day Commonly Known Holidays
Whit Monday Whit Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Mothers' Day Mothers Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays