A Guide to Public Holidays and School Holidays in Brittany

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A Guide to Public Holidays and School Holidays in Brittany

School Term Dates in Brittany To help you plan your holiday in France and avoid the busiest times here are the dates of the school holidays for 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 in school zone A which covers the whole of Brittany.Inmost areas there is no school on a Wednesday, and children generally follow a hobby or sport, with many clubs geared up for Wednesday sessions.Don’t forget that schools will also be closed during national public holidays.2010 – 2011Autumn term starts
Thursday 2nd SeptemberToussaint – half term holiday
From midday Saturday 23rd October to Wednesday 3rd NovemberChristmas holiday
From midday Saturday 18th December to Sunday 2nd January 2011Winter holiday
Saturday 26th February to Sunday 13th March

Spring holiday
Saturday 23rd April to Sunday 8th MayStart of the summer holiday
Saturday 2nd July after classes2011 – 2012Autumn term starts
Monday 5th September 2011Toussaint – half term holiday
From midday Saturday 22nd October to Wednesday 2nd NovemberChristmas holiday
From midday Saturday 17th December to Monday 2nd January 2012Winter holiday
Saturday 11th February to Sunday 26th FebruarySpring holiday
Saturday 7th April to Sunday 22nd AprilStart of the summer holiday
Thursday 5th July after classesPublic Holiday Dates in BrittanyThere are 12 public holidays in France each year – 7 of these are on a fixed day each year whilst 5 will vary depending on the year.Only Labour Day on 1st May is a public holiday by statute. The rest of the holidays result from an agreement between employers and employee unions.In France if a public holiday falls on a weekend an additional weekday holiday is not given instead as is the case in the UK.New Years Day
2011/2012 – 1st JanuaryEaster Monday
2011 -25th April
2012 – 9th AprilLabour Day
2011/2012 – 1st May1945 Victory Day
2011/2012 – 8th JanuaryAscension
2011 – 2nd June
2012 – 17th MayPentecost
2011 – 12th June
2012 – 27th MayWhit Monday
2011 – 13th June
2012 – 28th MayBastille Day
2011/2012 – 14th JulyAssumption
2011/2012 – 15th August

All Saints Day
2011/2012 – 1st NovemberRemembrance Day
2011/2012 – 11th NovemberChristmas Day
2011/2012 – 25th DecemberIn France if a public holiday falls on a weekend an additional weekday holiday is not given instead as is the case in the UK.Due to school term dates the months of July and August are traditionally when the French take their holidays. Therefore many less touristic parts and cities are quiet during these months whereas holiday and coastal resorts, especially in the south, can get very crowded.Please note that private schools may have slightly different term dates so it is advisable to check.For further information why not check out the Guide2Brittany ‘Guide to Schools and Education in Brittany’.

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