the dates of the next ones, the 2022-2023 calendar

the dates of the next ones, the 2022-2023 calendar

HOLIDAY. Whit Monday, National Day, Assumption… When are the next public holidays in 2022, in June and this summer? Consult the calendar of public holidays 2022-2023 in France.

[Mis à jour le 27 mai 2022 à 11h13] After the Ascension Bridge, you will once again be able to enjoy an extended weekend, lasting 3 days, thanks to Whit Monday which falls on Monday 6 June. But beware, some companies apply the solidarity day on Pentecost Monday and work it when others offer it to their employees or place an imposed RTT there. It is advisable to verify the information with your employer.

The summer holidays will then be marked by two public holidays. On the one hand, July 14, which falls on a Thursday and offers the opportunity for a 4-day weekend from July 14 to 17 by bridging the gap, then, on the other hand, the Assumption on Monday 15 August, which allows a long weekend of 3 days! Consult the list of public holidays for 2022-2023 to know when to leave and download our calendar of school holidays 2022-2023 with public holidays.

There is only one public holiday in France in June this year 2022. It is the Whit Monday which falls on Monday, June 6. It should be noted that in 2023 there will be no public holidays in June, Whit Monday falling on May 29.

This year 2022, the National Day falls on Thursday, July 14. The opportunity to bridge the gap by posing on Friday July 15! A pleasant 4-day weekend in perspective!

In August, the Assumption falls on Monday, August 15, the opportunity to take a day less when taking your summer vacation.

What are the public holidays in 2022 in France?

Discover below the list of the 11 public holidays during the year 2022 in France, in order to better prepare your future trips and long weekends:

  • Saturday January 1, 2022 : New Year’s Day
  • Monday, April 18, 2022 : Easter Monday
  • Sunday May 1, 2022 : Labor Day
  • Sunday May 8, 2022 : Armistice 1945
  • Thursday, May 26, 2022 : Ascent
  • Monday, June 6, 2022 : Pentecost
  • Thursday, July 14, 2022 : National Holiday
  • Monday, August 15, 2022 : Assumption
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2022 : Toussaint
  • Friday, November 11, 2022 : 1918 Armistice
  • Sunday, December 25, 2022 : Christmas

Are there bridges in 2022? What days to ask according to public holidays?

  • May 2022 : Ascension Thursday falls on May 26, also ask on Friday 27 to enjoy a long four-day weekend.
  • June 2022 : by posing on Friday June 3, you can treat yourself to a short four-day weekend until Monday June 6.
  • July 2022 : the national holiday will be celebrated on Thursday, July 14. If possible, ask for Friday the 15th to take advantage of four days of rest.
  • August 2022 : put down your previous Friday to take advantage of a long weekend with the Assumption on Monday August 15th.
  • November 2022 : Tuesday, November 1 and Friday, November 11 are the opportunity to ask a day.

What are the 2022-2023 public holidays?

From Ascension 2022 to Christmas Day 2023, find all the dates of public holidays in France in 2022-2023, with the corresponding day of the week, in our list below:

Holidays 2022-2023
Holiday Date Day of the week
Ascent May 26, 2022 Thursday
Pentecost June 6, 2022 Monday
National Holiday July 14, 2022 Thursday
Assumption August 15, 2022 Monday
Toussaint November 1, 2022 tuesday
Armistice of 1918 November 11, 2022 Friday
Christmas December 25, 2022 sunday
New Year’s Day 2023 January 1, 2023 sunday
Easter Monday April 10, 2023 Monday
labor Day May 1, 2023 Monday
Armistice 1945 May 8, 2023 Monday
Ascent May 18, 2023 Thursday
Pentecost May 29, 2023 Monday
National Holiday July 14, 2023 Friday
Assumption August 15, 2023 tuesday
Toussaint November 1, 2023 Wednesday
Armistice of 1918 November 11, 2023 Saturday
Christmas December 25, 2023 Monday

What is the calendar of public holidays 2022-2023?

The official calendar for the 2022-2023 school year contains, in addition to the 5 traditional vacation periods by zone, the dates of public holidays in France.

School calendar 2022-2023 with public holidays. ©

Download the 2022-2023 school calendar with public holidays (PDF)

Download the 2022-2023 school calendar with public holidays (JPEG)

Consult the dates of the 11 public holidays in 2023 in France, in order to better plan long weekends and possible bridges:

  • Sunday January 1, 2023 : New Year’s Day
  • Monday, April 10, 2023 : Easter Monday
  • Monday, May 1, 2023 : Labor Day
  • Monday, May 8, 2023 : Armistice 1945
  • Thursday, May 18, 2023 : Ascent
  • Monday, May 29, 2023 : Pentecost Monday
  • Friday, July 14, 2023 : National Holiday
  • Tuesday, August 15, 2023 : Assumption
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2023 : Toussaint
  • Saturday November 11, 2023 : 1918 Armistice
  • Monday, December 25, 2023 : Christmas

How many public holidays are there in France each year?

Public holidays commemorate a civil or religious holiday or a significant event, the list of which is defined by the Labor Code. In France, the year has 11 public holidays, compared to 10 in Belgium, 12 in Spain and 9 in Germany. In Europe, Cypriots have the most public holidays with 15 days per year. Conversely, in the United Kingdom, there are only 8. These dates have been determined according to the history and culture of the country. There are therefore two types of public holidays, civil and religious. There are 5 civil holidays: New Year’s Day, a public holiday since the 1st Empire in 1810, May 1 (Labor Day) declared a holiday in 1919, May 8 which commemorates the capitulation of Germany, July 14 which celebrates the storming of the Bastille and which has been unemployed since July 6, 1880, and November 11, Armistice Day of the First World War. And 6 religious holidays: Assumption, Ascension, All Saints, Christmas, Pentecost and Easter are the 6 religious holidays in France. The first four became public holidays from 1802 following the signing of the Concordat between Bonaparte and the papacy. Easter Monday and Pentecost Monday were added in 1886. Note: there are some local particularities: in Alsace-Moselle, Good Friday and December 26 are also public holidays and in the overseas departments, the abolition of slavery.

Are public holidays paid?

May 1, Labor Day, is in France the only day that companies must have a day off and be paid for (but there may be professions that make exceptions.) For other public holidays, the law provides that when day n is not working in a company, the employee must be paid from 3 months of seniority. If the public holiday is worked, the employer is not obliged to remunerate his employee more, on the other hand certain collective agreements provide for an increase. It is therefore advisable to consult your collective agreement to find out your situation. With regard to bridges, there is no obligation for the employer to grant them. If the collective agreement does not specify this feature, the employer remains free to decide. In any case, he is not forced to pay his employee that day. On the other hand, the employer can impose a bridge on the employees.

Is a public holiday a day off?

A public holiday is not necessarily a day off (not worked). The employer has the right to ask his employee to work on a public holiday, with the exception of May 1, Labor Day. Indeed, May 1st is the only compulsory public holiday for all employees of all companies in France. It is therefore necessarily non-working and paid unlike other public holidays. But if May 1 falls on a usual rest day in the company (like this Sunday, May 1, 2022), it will not be paid and it does not give rise to the right to additional rest.