French 2014 Public Holidays
There are about 11 national holidays in France annually. Stores, companies, government offices, banks, and museums are usually closed during national holidays in France. It is better for visitors in France to call restaurant, museums, and hotels in advance to make sure that they are open, especially in May when there is a public holiday almost every week. More >
Bastille Day / French National Day
Bastille Day or French National Day is a public holiday in France to commemorate French Republican Movement marked by the storming of the Bastille – a fortress utilized as a state prison in France. People in France celebrate Bastille Day annually on 14 July – the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille in 1789. Bastille Day is also known as La Fête Nationale in France. More >
In France, the only public holiday by statute is la Fete du Travail or May Day observed on the first day of May. The rest of holidays are determined through the agreement between employers’ and employees’ union (convention collective) or by agreement of employer. More >
Lemon Festival – It’s All Yellow and Orange
The very bright colors of yellow and orange are going to garnish the city of Menton, France because the Lemon Festival 2014 or Fête du Citron 2014 will be held. This lemon festival has been held for 80 years and the next 2014 will be the 81th festival in which 145 tons of citruses and oranges are utilized to make gigantic sculptures in the form of animals, knights, and buildings. More >
Newlyweds would like to spend their honeymoon in the place full of romantic atmosphere. Honeymoon is the most awaited moment after the tiring, yet exciting wedding ceremony. Choosing the best place for honeymoon together with the partners is one delightful moment in planning for the wedding. The fellow needs to be sure that the real honeymoon will be as delightful as the choosing the best place for honeymoon. Here are the reviews of several best places for honeymoon. More >
Paris is destination for many tourists desiring a unique and elegant place to stay. The most appealing places in Paris are museums and galleries, river, tower, cafes, restaurants and shops or boutiques. The other different thing in Paris than any other countries is that Paris has so many old-fashioned buildings which are well-maintained. These buildings are utilized as the museums, galleries, shops, and the other important businesses in life. More >
Festivals are usually held by and for people, but some festivals in the world involve animals in the celebrations. The involvement of the animals is either to enliven the festivals or to honor a certain animal. Among some festivals involving animals in the world, three of them are very famous that people around the world head towards the country where the festivals are held. The three most famous festivals involving animals are presented as the following. More >
French 2012 Public Holidays
The French enjoy 11 national holidays annually. The civic calendar was first instituted in 1582; Bastille Day was incorporated in 1789, Armistice Day in 1918, Labor Day in 1935, and Victory Day in 1945. During the month of May, there is a holiday nearly every week, so be prepared for stores, banks and museums to shut their doors for days at a time. It is a good idea to call museums, restaurants and hotels in advance to make sure they will be open.
If you think that you have had your fill of European delights, it is not complete until you have visited the city of Paris. It is not called the city of love for nothing. Just like Barcelona, Paris has their own Arc de Triomphe to honor those who had fought for them in the past. Your nights will be fun filled when at the world renowned Moulin Rouge. Go to the Champ-Elysees and spend the day walking around and finding new cafes to wine and dine in. The Louvre will not disappoint you as you go through hundreds of artworks from famous painters and sculptors. The structure itself is an architectural wonder. Who can forget to have a trip to the Eiffel Tower? Have a picnic during the day as you munch on some cheese and wine and have dinner at the Eiffel Tower?s restaurant.
French 2011 Public Holidays
The French enjoy 11 national jours feri?s (holidays) annually. The civic calendar was first instituted in 1582; Bastille Day was incorporated in 1789, Armistice Day in 1918, Labor Day in 1935, and Victory Day in 1945. During the month of May, there is a holiday nearly every week, so be prepared for stores, banks and museums to shut their doors for days at a time. It is a good idea to call museums, restaurants and hotels in advance to make sure they will be open.