Talk:Public holidays in France

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nice so yaaaa Somebody who knows the legal matters better than me should look into this. As far as I know, the only really government-imposed holiday is May 1st; the rest, for private employers, is collective convention, as far as I know. Am I wrong? David.Monniaux 19:11, 11 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Whit Monday[edit] is unknown whether it will still be current in 2006

And the result was..? -- Picapica 21:17, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

that's what nreally all about  —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:08, 24 January 2010 (UTC) 


In France, Epiphany is mostly called 'Epiphanie' rather than 'Fête des rois'. Lpn- 08:33, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

But what if the holiday falls on a Sunday?[edit]

Is the following Monday then not worked? Paul Beardsell (talk) 10:39, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Nothing happens. Holidays are not 'carried forward' as in the UK for example. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:32, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

Only Alsace and Moselle - Why ?[edit]

Why are Good Friday/Vendredi Saint and St. Stephen's Day/Saint Etienne only celebrated in Alsace region and Moselle department ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:36, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Answer : because they are celebrated in Germany — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:58, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

When we say they are only observed in Alsace and Moselle, does this mean (a) that they are public holidays only in these areas or (b) that they are public holidays throughout France but that they are only celebrated in these areas? (talk) 06:52, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

they are puplic holiday only in Alsace and Moselle (and it has to do with Alsace and Moselle having been part of Germany (Elsaß-Lothringen)in the past) (talk) 16:17, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

Whit Monday[edit]

Whit Monday is 50 days after Easter, ot 49. Easter is always on Sunday. 49 is divisible by 7, so that 49 days after Easter is Sunday, not Monday — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:29, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Public Holiday Comparison[edit]

"There are 11 official public holidays in France.[1] The Alsace region and the Moselle department observe 2 additional days.[2] which means that the average number of observed public holidays is 8.6 and ranges from 7 to 10,[3] one of the lowest in the world.[4]"

This is extremely contradictory and makes absolutely no sense. Where are these numbers coming from? Source 3 (just the French version of this page :( ) says there are 11 public holidays (not 7 to 10). And source 4 (which doesn't exist anymore other than cached versions) also says France has 11 public holidays and puts it in 8th place with the lowest place being 12th because there's lots of overlap (62 countries in the study). So saying it is one of the lowest in the world is true, but even that seems like an odd way to characterize this data because there are 30 other countries (again, out of 62) with the same or fewer public holidays. In comparison, there are 15 countries with 14 or more public holidays (1st-4th places). I'm going to modify this so it makes sense.

[4] (talk) 11:28, 9 June 2014 (UTC)