French Holiday Calendar 2012
If it is food and wine, then it is France. It is nation that loves its wines and women. Paris, its capital city is a cultural capital of Europe. It’s also a land of romance. It has multitude of eye capturing beautiful places to offer for a tourist who wants to enjoy the country to its fullest. French Riviera and green oak forests gives an unforgettable experience. Mystical land of Nostradamus has more than mythology with forts, museums, world famous universities that tell tales the deep history behind this European country. It also has world’s highest sand dune in the city of Charmonix that cannot be missed in one’s lifetime.
New Year’s Day (Premier de I’an) – It’s the time of the year to celebrate the winter with French wine and women.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Nice Carnival (Carnaval de Nice) – It is a regional festival celebrated in Nice, France with display of fireworks, parades, processions etc.
Friday, February 17 – Sunday, March 4, 2012
Good Friday (Vendredi Saint) – It is a Christian festival in France to remember the crucifixion of Jesus the Christ.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Easter Monday (Lundi de Paques) – It is a day of celebration of resurrection of Jesus Christ in whole of France.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Labor Day (Fete du Travail) – It is a national holiday for all businesses in France.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Victory in Europe Day (Victoire 1945) – It has been commemorated to celebrate the victory of France in World War II in 1945
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Cannes Film Festival – It is a world famous film festival attended by international celebrities every year.
Ascension Day – It is religious festival that is celebrated 39 days after Easter.
Thursday, May 27, 2012
Pentecost Day (Pentecôte) – It is a Christian festival celebrated across France.
Monday, May 28, 2012
International Music and Opera festial – French summers are always a delight for an international traveler with multiple music and opera festivals happening all over French regions such as Aix, Colmar, Avignon, Orange and French Riviera regions.
International Fireworks Festival – It is a world famous pyrotechnique festival that attracts thousands every year to the city of Cannes.
National Day (Fête Nationale de la France) – It is commemorated to celebrate the storming of Bastille since 1790
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Assumption of Mary (Assomption) – It is commemorated to celebrate the ascension of virgin Mary into heavenly abode.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
All Saints Day (Toussaint) – It is a religious festival to remember the patron saints of Christianity.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Armistice 1918 – It has been celebrated to commemorate the end of World War I.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Christmas day (Noel) – It is a national holiday in France to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ where celebrations start from Christmas Eve onwards.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
St Stephen’s Day (Saint Etienne) – It is a regional holiday observed in Alsace and Mosalle to remember the patron saint Stephen
Wednesday, December 26, 2012