French Guiana Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • French Guiana or officially called Guiana is an overseas department and region of France, located on the north Atlantic coast of South America in the Guyanas
  • The dominant religion of French Guiana is Roman Catholicism, the Maroons and some Amerindian people maintain their own religions
  • The official language of French Guiana is French, and it is the predominant language of the department, spoken by most residents as a first or second language
  • French Guiana celebrates 12 paid non-working holidays and 6 additional no paid non-working day
  • Employers only require to acknowledge paid non-working holidays, employer can provide additional holidays base on local tradition
  • French government have the right to change French Guiana’s public holidays to accurately reflect religious and cultures celebration

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
17 AprMonEaster Monday - Monday after Easter Sunday. Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead
1 MayMonLabour Day - Commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement
8 MayMonVictory Day - French Guiana celebrates Victory Day on May 8 along with France. It marks the end of WWII, when Germany formally surrendered to the Allied Forces
25 MayThursAscension Day - 40 days after Easter. Commemorates the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven
5 JunMonWhit Monday - 7th Monday after Easter. Also known as Pentecost Monday
10 JunSatAbolition Day - Emancipation Day that commemorates the abolition of slavery. It was first observed in 2012
14 JulFriQuatorze Juillet / National Day
15 AugTueAssumption Day - Celebrates the Christian belief that God assumed the Virgin Mary into Heaven following her death
1 NovWedAll Saints' Day - Celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown
11 NovSatArmistice Day - Mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918
25 DecMonChristmas Day - Celebrate the birth of Christ

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
2 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayTueLabour Day
8 MayTueVictory Day
10 MayThursAscension Day
21 MayMonWhit Monday
10 JunSunAbolition Day
14 JulSatQuatorze Juillet / National Day
15 AugWedAssumption Day
1 NovThursAll Saints' Day
11 NovSunArmistice Day
25 DecTueChristmas Day

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