1 Jan Friday New Year's Day Jour de l'an National holiday
20 Mar Saturday March Equinox Spring Season begins
28 Mar Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts l'heure d'été Spring FORWARD/Daylight Saving Time
2 Apr Friday Good Friday Vendredi Saint observed at home: eat fish (no meat day)
4 Apr Sunday Easter Sunday Pâques Celebration
5 Apr Monday Easter Monday Lundi de Pâques National holiday
1 May Saturday Labor Day / May Day Fête du Travail National holiday
8 May Saturday WWII Victory Day Jour de l'Ascension National holiday
13 May Thursday Ascension Day National holiday
23 May Sunday Whit Sunday Observance
24 May Monday Whit Monday National holiday
30 May Sunday Mother's Day Observance
20 Jun Sunday Father's Day Observance
21 Jun Monday June Solstice Summer Season begins
14 Jul Wednesday Bastille Day National holiday
15 Aug Sunday Assumption of Mary National holiday
22 Sep Wednesday September Equinox Autumn Season begins
31 Oct Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends FALL BACK/Daylight Saving Time
1 Nov Monday All Saints' Day National holiday
11 Nov Thursday Armistice Day National holiday
21 Dec Tuesday December Solstice Winter Season begins
24 Dec Friday Christmas Eve Evening of Celebration with family or friends
25 Dec Saturday Christmas Day National holiday
26 Dec Sunday St Stephen's Day (some parts of France - not Vendée)
31 Dec Friday New Year's Eve Evening of Celebration with family or friends