Key dates in 2022

It’s never too early to start planning for your next holiday. We’re making it easier for you by listing the key dates in France and the UK for school holidays and public (or bank) holidays. See you soon!

2022 Public Holidays in France

Holiday Date
New Year’s Day: Sat, 1 January
Good Friday Fri, 15 April
Easter Monday Mon, 18 April
Labour Day Sun, 1 May
Victory Day Sun, 8 May
Ascension Day Thur, 26 May
Whit Sunday Sun, 5 June
Whit Monday Mon, 6 June
Bastille Day Thur, 14 July
Assumption Day Mon, 15 August
All Saints’ Day Tue, 1 November
Armistice Day Fri, 11 November
Christmas Day Sun, 25 December
St Stephen’s Day Mon, 26 December

Note: Good Friday and St Stephen’s Day are observed in Alsace and Moselle only.


2022 School Holidays in France

Winter holiday Zone A 12 Feb 27 Feb
Winter holiday Zone B 5 Feb 20 Feb
Winter holiday Zone C 19 Feb 6 Mar
Spring break Zone A 16 Apr 1 May
Spring break Zone B 9 Apr 24 Apr
Spring break Zone C 23 Apr 8 May
Summer holiday Zone A, B, C 8 Jul 31 Aug
Autumn break Zone A, B, C 22 Oct 7 Nov
Christmas holiday Zone A, B, C 17 Dec 2 Jan ’23
  • Zone A: Besançon, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon, Poitiers
  • Zone B: Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Caen, Lille, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Nice, Orléans-Tours, Reims, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg
  • Zone C: Créteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse, Versailles


2022 Bank Holidays in the UK:

Holiday Date Country
New Year’s Holiday Mon, 3 January All
St Patrick’s Day Thur, 17 March Northern Ireland
Good Friday Fri, 15 April All
Easter Monday Mon, 18 April England, Wales, Northern Ireland
Early May bank holiday Mon, 2 May All
Spring bank holiday Thu, 2 Jun All
Platinum Jubilee bank holiday Fri, 3 Jun All
Battle of the Boyne Tue, 12 July Northern Ireland
Summer bank holiday Mon, 1 August Scotland
Summer bank holiday Mon, 29 August England, Wales, Northern Ireland
St Andrew’s Day Wed, 30 November Scotland
Boxing Day Mon, 26 December All
Christmas Day (substitute) Tue, 27 December All


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