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Public holidays and bridges in the private sector

Verified 12 novembre 2019 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Some holidays are public holidays which can be spent on work or on holiday and paid on conditions that vary according to the day concerned (1to May or other). In some cases, public holidays allow you to enjoy a bridge. The employee remains required to work during the day of solidarity.

Legal holidays

General case

Date of next legal holidays

Year

Legal holiday

Date

2020

Christmas

Friday, 25 December 2020

2021

New Year's Day

Friday 1to January 2021

Easter Monday

Monday, 5 April 2021

Labor Day

Saturday 1to May 2021

1945 victory

Saturday, 8 May 2021

Ascension

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Pentecost Monday

Monday, 24 May 2021

National Day

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Assumption

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Toussaint

Monday 1to November 2021

Armistice 1918

Thursday, 11 November 2021

Christmas

Saturday, 25 December 2021

2022

New Year's Day

Saturday 1to January 2022

Easter Monday

Monday, 18 April 2022

Labor Day

Sunday 1to May 2022

1945 victory

Sunday, 8 May 2022

Ascension

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Pentecost Monday

Monday, 6 June 2022

National Day

Thursday, 14 July 2022

Assumption

Monday, 15 August 2022

Toussaint

Tuesday 1to November 2022

Armistice 1918

Friday, 11 November 2022

Alsace-Moselle

Date of next legal holidays

Year

Legal holiday

Date

2020

1to Christmas Day

Friday, 25 December 2020

2e Christmas Day

Saturday, 26 December 2020

2021

New Year's Day

Friday 1to January 2021

Good Friday (in communes with a Protestant temple or mixed church)

Friday, 2 April 2021

Easter Monday

Monday, 5 April 2021

Labor Day

Saturday 1to May 2021

1945 victory

Saturday, 8 May 2021

Ascension

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Pentecost Monday

Monday, 24 May 2021

National Day

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Assumption

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Toussaint

Monday 1to November 2021

Armistice 1918

Thursday, 11 November 2021

1to Christmas Day

Saturday, 25 December 2021

2e Christmas Day

Sunday, 26 December 2021

2022

New Year's Day

Saturday 1to January 2022

Good Friday (in communes with a Protestant temple or mixed church)

Friday, 15 April 2022

Easter Monday

Monday, 18 April 2022

Labor Day

Sunday 1to May 2022

1945 victory

Sunday, 8 May 2022

Ascension

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Pentecost Monday

Monday, 6 June 2022

National Day

Thursday, 14 July 2022

Assumption

Monday, 15 August 2022

Toussaint

Tuesday 1to November 2022

Armistice 1918

Friday, 11 November 2022

Overseas

Date of next legal holidays

Year

Legal holiday

Date

2020

Christmas

Friday, 25 December 2020

2021

New Year's Day

Friday 1to January 2021

Easter Monday

Monday, 5 April 2021

Labor Day

Saturday 1to May 2021

1945 victory

Saturday, 8 May 2021

Ascension

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Pentecost Monday

Monday, 24 May 2021

National Day

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Assumption

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Toussaint

Monday 1to November 2021

Armistice 1918

Thursday, 11 November 2021

Christmas

Saturday, 25 December 2021

2022

New Year's Day

Saturday 1to January 2022

Easter Monday

Monday, 18 April 2022

Labor Day

Sunday 1to May 2022

1945 victory

Sunday, 8 May 2022

Ascension

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Pentecost Monday

Monday, 6 June 2022

National Day

Thursday, 14 July 2022

Assumption

Monday, 15 August 2022

Toussaint

Tuesday 1to November 2022

Armistice 1918

Friday, 11 November 2022

In addition to national legal celebrations, the day of the abolition of slavery is a public holiday in the DOM.. The date varies according to the department, under the following conditions:

Date of commemoration of the abolition of slavery in each Dom

Affected Dom

Date

Guadeloupe

May 27

Guyana

June 10

Martinique

May 22

Mayotte

April 27

Meeting

December 20

Saint Bartholomew

October 9

Saint Martin

May 27

Other holidays

Some local or professional commemorations are also public holidays, including:

  • Saint Eloi (recognized as a holiday by certain collective agreements in metallurgy)
  • Sainte-Barbe (for employees working in mines)
  • Mid-Lent in some DOM

General case

Among the legal celebrations, only the 1to may is obligatorily unemployed for all employees (all companies and categories).

By exception, the employee can work on 1to may be employed in a company which, due to the nature of the activity, cannot interrupt the work (e.g. hospitals, public transport).

Other holidays shall be non-working days if provision is made for:

  • by company or establishment agreement (or, failing that, by branch agreement or agreement)
  • or, in the absence of an agreement or agreement, by the employer

The employee shall not be required to recover unworked hours during an unworked holiday.

No additional leave may be claimed if a non-working holiday falls on a day not normally worked (unless treaty provisions shall).

Employee under 18

An employee or apprentice under the age of 18 may not work on statutory holidays except in the following sectors:

  • Hospitality, catering, catering or reception organizer
  • Coffee, tobacco or beverage
  • Bakery, pastry shop, butcher's shop, cold cuts, dairy-creamery, fish shop
  • Companies in other sectors primarily engaged in the manufacture of foodstuffs for immediate consumption or whose exclusive activity is the retail sale of foodstuffs
  • Flower shop, gardening and grain store
  • Shows

An employee or apprentice under 18 years of age who works on a holiday shall be granted a weekly rest period of at least 36 consecutive hours.

General case

Unemployment on public holidays may not result in any loss of wages for an employee who has completed at least 3 months of service in the company.

Seasonal employees who have signed various contracts of employment in the undertaking (successive or not) shall also be paid in full if their total cumulative seniority is at least 3 months.

Payment of public holidays is not due (except treaty provisions or usage in the more favorable enterprise) for the following employees:

  • Home worker
  • Intermittent employee
  • Temporary employee (however, the non-working holiday must be paid to the temporary employee as soon as that holiday is included in his mission)

Special case of 1 May

1to May is a public holiday.

Unemployment of the 1to may not be a cause for wage reduction.

Employees who are paid by hour, day or performance are entitled to compensation equal to the wages lost as a result of this unemployment. This allowance shall be paid by the employer.

Employee who works on 1to may benefit from the doubling of his remuneration.

A deck day preceding or following a holiday may be scheduled in the undertaking. This practice is not regulated at all. The allocation of a bridge may be provided for by treaty provisions, a collective agreement or an agreement decided by the employer.

Unworked hours due to the bridge may be worked at another time to compensate. Recoveries of these hours may be made within the 12 months preceding or following the bridge. These hours are not subject to any salary increase.

For example, hours lost on the bridge may be recovered when:

  • 1 or 2 business days are unemployed between a holiday and a weekly rest day
  • 1 day before annual leave is not working

General case

Solidarity day shall take the form of an additional working day per year without remuneration.

It may provide for:

  • The work of a previously non-working holiday other than the 1to May
  • Or a day's work RTT under an agreement on the organization of working time
  • Or any other organizational mode allowing the work of 7 hours previously not worked (working on a Saturday, for example)

The conditions for the accomplishment of this day are set:

  • Either by agreement of enterprise or establishment or by agreement of branch
  • Or, in the absence of an agreement or agreement, by the employer after consulting the Social and Economic Committee

Solidarity Day shall not be remunerated, subject to:

  • That is 7 hours for monthly employees, reduced in proportion to the contractual duration in the case of part-time work
  • A day of work for the employee who works on a fixed day

Hours worked during the Solidarity Day shall not be considered as overtime.

  Please note : in Alsace-Moselle, the day of solidarity cannot be accomplished on December 25 and 26, nor on Good Friday.

Employee who has already completed the Solidarity Day

Due to a change of employer, an employee may have already worked an additional day during the current year as part of the Solidarity Day.

In this case, if he is required to complete a new solidarity day, the hours worked shall be remunerated and shall be regarded as overtime. These hours give rise to compulsory consideration in the form of rest.

An employee may refuse to work that additional day without such refusal being a fault or grounds for dismissal.