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Private sector holidays and bridges

Verified 25 August 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Some holidays are public holidays that can be unemployed or worked and paid under conditions that vary according to the days concerned (1to May or other). In some cases, public holidays allow you to enjoy a bridge. The arrangements for the completion of the day of solidarity shall be laid down by agreement or agreement of the company or establishment or, otherwise, by branch agreement.

Legal holidays

General case
Legal holidays in 2022 and 2023

Year

Legal Day

Date

2022

New Year's Day

Saturday 1to January 2022

Easter Monday

Monday 18 April 2022

Labour Day

Sunday 1to May 2022

Victory 1945

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

Article 1918

Friday, 11 November 2022

Christmas

Sunday, 25 December 2022

2023

New Year's Day

Sunday 1to January 2023

Easter Monday

Monday, 10 April 2023

Labour Day

Monday 1to May 2023

Victory 1945

Monday, 8 May 2023

Ascension

Thursday, 18 May 2023

Pentecost Monday

Monday, 29 May 2023

National Day

Friday, 14 July 2023

Assumption

Tuesday 15 August 2023

Toussaint

Wednesday 1to November 2023

Article 1918

Saturday, 11 November 2023

Christmas

Monday, 25 December 2023

Alsace-Moselle
Legal holidays in 2022 and 2023

Year

Legal Day

Date

2022

New Year's Day

Saturday 1to January 2022

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

Friday, 15 April 2022

Easter Monday

Monday 18 April 2022

Labour Day

Sunday 1to May 2022

Victory 1945

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

Article 1918

Friday, 11 November 2022

1to Christmas Day

Sunday, 25 December 2022

2e Christmas Day

Monday, 26 December 2022

2023

New Year's Day

Sunday 1to January 2023

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

Friday, 7 April 2023

Easter Monday

Monday, 10 April 2023

Labour Day

Monday 1to May 2023

Victory 1945

Monday, 8 May 2023

Ascension

Thursday, 18 May 2023

Pentecost Monday

Monday, 29 May 2023

National Day

Friday, 14 July 2023

Assumption

Tuesday 15 August 2023

Toussaint

Wednesday 1to November 2023

Article 1918

Saturday, 11 November 2023

1to Christmas Day

Monday, 25 December 2023

2e Christmas Day

Tuesday, 26 December 2022

Overseas
Legal holidays in 2022 and 2023

Year

Legal Day

Date

2022

New Year's Day

Saturday 1to January 2022

Easter Monday

Monday 18 April 2022

Labour Day

Sunday 1to May 2022

Victory 1945

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

Article 1918

Friday, 11 November 2022

Christmas

Sunday, 25 December 2022

2023

New Year's Day

Sunday 1to January 2023

Easter Monday

Monday, 10 April 2023

Labour Day

Monday 1to May 2023

Victory 1945

Monday, 8 May 2023

Ascension

Thursday, 18 May 2023

Pentecost Monday

Monday, 29 May 2023

National Day

Friday, 14 July 2023

Assumption

Tuesday 15 August 2023

Toussaint

Wednesday 1to November 2023

Article 1918

Saturday, 11 November 2023

Christmas

Monday, 25 December 2023

In addition to national legal festivals, the day of commemoration of the abolition of slavery is a public holiday in Drom: titleContent. The date varies by department, under the following conditions:

Date of the commemoration of the abolition of slavery in each Dom

Affected Dom

Date

Guadeloupe

27 May

Guyana

10 June

Martinique

22 May

Mayotte

27 April

Meeting

20 December

Saint Barthélemy

9 October

Saint Martin

27 May

Other holidays

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

  • Saint-Éloi (recognised as a holiday by certain collective agreements in metallurgy)
  • Sainte-Barbe (for employees working in mines)
  • Mid-Lent in some Drom: titleContent

General case

Among the legal holidays, only on 1to may is obligatory 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 (hospitals, public transport, for example).

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

  • By collective agreement or branch agreement or a company or establishment agreement
  • Or, in the absence of an agreement or agreement, by the employer

The employee is not obliged to recover any unworked hours during an unworked holiday.

A nonworking holiday may fall on a day that is usually not worked (Sunday, for example).

In this case, the employee is not entitled to any additional leave.

However, treaty provisions may provide more favourable conditions.

Under 18

Employees or apprentices under 18 years of age may not work on statutory holidays.

However, exceptions are possible in the following areas:

  • Hotels, restaurants, caterers or reception organisers
  • Coffee, tobacco or beverage
  • Bakery, pastry shop, butcher shop, cold cuts, cheese shop, fish shop
  • Company of other sectors primarily producing food products for immediate consumption or exclusively engaged in the retail sale of food
  • Store selling flowers, gardening and grain
  • Shows

An employee or apprentice under the age of 18 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 pay for an employee who has completed at least 3 months of service in the company.

Seasonal employees who have signed various company employment contracts (successive or non-successive) shall also be paid in full if their cumulative total seniority is at least 3 months.

The following employees are not required to pay for holidays:

  • Employee working from home
  • Intermittent salary
  • Temporary employee (however, the holiday must be paid to the temporary employee as soon as that holiday is included in his mission)

However, treaty provisions or uses in the company may provide more favourable conditions.

1 May

1to may is a holiday and an unemployed day.

The 1to may not be a cause of salary reduction.

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

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

A deck day preceding or following a holiday may be scheduled in the company.

This practice is not regulated.

The allocation of a bridge may be provided for by treaty provisions, a collective agreement or be decided by the employer.

Hours not worked due to the bridge may be worked at another time to compensate.

Recovery of these hours may be completed within 12 months prior to or following the bridge. There is no salary increase for these hours.

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

  • 1 or 2 business days are unemployed between a holiday and a weekly rest day
  • 1 day prior to vacation is off

The day of solidarity consists of one more day's work. It is intended to finance actions for the autonomy of the elderly or disabled.

The Solidarity Day takes the form of an additional working day per year without pay.

It may include:

  • Or work on a previously unattended holiday other than 1to May (for example, Pentecost Monday)
  • Or work a day of RTT under a working time arrangement agreement
  • Or any other way of organising that allows the work of 7 hours previously not worked (working a Saturday, for example)

The conditions for the completion of this day are set:

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

The hours worked during the day of solidarity are not remunerated:

  • This means that the maximum unpaid hours for monthly employees are reduced in proportion to the contractual period in the case of part-time work
  • Or a maximum working day for the employee who works on the day plan

Hours worked during the Solidarity Day are not considered overtime.

Please note

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

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