Although Roman Catholic religion is still dominant in France, the majority of country population is nonobservant.
The magnificent old churches thorough the country seldom find the people for the mass service, but the tourists admiring the building from art point of view.
Besides European traditional feasts of Easter,Christmas and all Saints Day French celebrate Easter Monday and Whit Monday, while Ascension and Assumption days are of less significance,
excluding traditional places connected with St.Mary like Lourdes.
The French Veterans days commemorate the ends of World War One ( 11th of November) and of World War Two ( 8th of May ).
The anniversary of capturing Bastille by French revolutionaries is considered to be the National Day in France
Jan.1 Jour de l’An (New Year’s Day)
Mar/Apr Pâques (Easter)
Mar/Apr Lundi de Pâques (Easter Monday)
May 1 Fête du Travail (Labor Day)
May 8 Victorie 1945 (Veterans’ Day)
May/June L’Ancension (Ascension Day)
May/June Pentecôte (Whit Sunday)
May/June Lundi de Pentecôte (Whit Monday)
July 14 Fête Nationale (Bastille Day)
Aug 15 L’Assomption (Assumption Day)
Nov.1 La Toussaint (All Saints’ Day)
Nov 11 L’onze novembre (Veterans Day)
Dec 25 Noël (Christmas Day)