The French for: bank holiday/public holiday/legal holiday is un jour férié.
The Ministère du Travail has information on the law as it affects employment and national public holidays: Click here (in French)
For the dates of French school holidays from the Department of Education: Click here
National and Regional Holidays in 2013
|14 July (Sun)||Bastille Day||National|
|15 August (Thu)||Assumption||National|
|1 November (Fri)||All Saints' Day||National|
|11 November (Mon)||Armistice Day||National|
|25 December (Wed)||Christmas Day||National|
|26 December (Thu)||St Stephen's Day (Alsace and Moselle)||Regional Holiday|
National and Regional Holidays in 2014
|1 January (Wed)||New Year's Day||National|
|21 April (Mon)||Easter Monday||National|
|1 May (Thu)||Labor Day/May Day||National|
|8 May (Thu)||Victory Day 1945||National|
|29 May (Thu)||Ascension||National|
|9 June (Mon)||Whit Monday||National|
|14 July (Mon)||Bastille Day||National|
|15 August (Fri)||Assumption||National|
|1 November (Sat)||All Saints' Day||National|
|11 November (Tue)||Liberation Day 1918||National|
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