France a beautiful country is must place to visit during the holidays with your family. The year 2012 has aged more than half of its complete age and everybody has started waiting for 2013. In this post I am going to list the holidays in 2013 in France.

In France the public holidays are la Fete du Travail or May Day. All other holidays are discussed by having an agreement with employees and companies.  Including all the international holidays, 11 total holidays fall in France every year. If there is any chance when the holiday falls on Sunday, then the next day, i.e. Monday is announced as holiday. If any holiday falls on Tuesday or Thursday, then most people of France make the holiday on Monday and Friday to enjoy a long weekend which is known as ‘faire le pont’.

Most of the holidays in France occurs in the month of May. All the shops and banks are kept closed on these holidays. Therefore one may find frequent Closed tag on all the banks and shops in France in the month of May. But still all the hotels and restaurants are kept opened so as to serve the people coming from the different parts of world.

So let’s have a look at the public holidays in France in 2013. We have gathered the info from all the sources to make this list. However, there is not any guarantee of this list to be accurate 100 percent as there may be sudden change in it according to circumstances in France.

2013 Public Holidays in France

This is announced on the very first day of new year according to Western Calendar. The date for this holiday is 1 January 2013.

It’s announced on Friday, 29 March 2013.

This is announced every year, a day after the Easter. In the year 2013, it’s going to be in 1 April 2013. 

This day is announced as holiday to say Thank to the hard working labourers of France. It’s announced on the very first day of May, i.e. 1 May 2013.

It’s announced to celebrate the end of hostilities in the World War II.

On 9 May 2013, Day Thursday.

It’s announced on 7th Monday after the Easter Egg and is to be on 20 May 2o13 and day Monday.

  • Bastille Day / National Day

Sunday, 14 July 2013.

15 August 2013

On the first day of November, 1 November 2013.

  • Armistice Day / Veterans Day / Remembrance Day

On 11 November 2013.

To celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. It is an international holiday and all the shops, offices, banks and schools stay closed on this holiday in France. It’s announced on 25 December 2013 and day is Wednesday.

So it was the list of holidays in France. France is beautiful place to visit and people here live the life with full enthusiasm. These holidays are celebrated in the whole France with full courage and it shows the unity in people of France.

I hope you have now decided to pay a visit in France. Worried about your stay there? Well, you must not be, as there are many beautiful hotels in France for stay.

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