Bank Holidays

    During the summer season, there are several bank holidays:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    - May 1st is Labour Day, on this one particularly; most of the shops, services and touristics places will be closed.

    - May 8th is to celebrate the end of the Second World War (V.E. Day)

    - In May and June: Ascension Day and the weekend of Pentecost are also bank holidays but due to the calendar their dates change every year.

    - July 14th is the French Bastille Day (start of the French Revolution). The day before is very often the occasion to celebrate with fireworks.

    - August 15th is the Feast of Assumption.

    You might have noticed that some of the French bank holidays are related to the Bible. Even though France has been a non-religious country since 1905, the calendar has kept some old traditions, including Christian bank holidays.

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