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Is Mother's Day a Public Holiday?
Mother's Day is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, May 26, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in France.
Celebrate Mothers' Day
Typical Mothers’ Day presents include flowers, cakes, and chocolates, as well as handmade gifts and handwritten poems. Some families have special dinners either at home or at a restaurant to celebrate the day.
A special family medal, known as the Médaille de la Famille is traditionally given to some parents, including those who have raised several children and some parents whose spouses have been killed. The holiday is also celebrated in other countries worldwide.
Mothers’ Day is an observance and not an official public holiday in France.
About Mothers' Day
The origins of Mothers’ Day in France are believed to have stemmed from the Napoleonic era. In 1806, the French emperor announced a special day to recognize mothers of large families. This celebration was revived after World War I for some time. In 1950 a special law was created to dedicate Mothers’ Day as an official tribute to mothers.
About Mother's Day in other countriesRead more about Mother's Day.
Mother's Day Observances
|2010||Sun||May 30||Mother's Day||Observance|
|2011||Sun||May 29||Mother's Day||Observance|
|2012||Thu||Jun 7||Mother's Day||Observance|
|2013||Sun||May 26||Mother's Day||Observance|
|2014||Sun||May 25||Mother's Day||Observance|
|2015||Sun||May 31||Mother's Day||Observance|
|2016||Sun||May 29||Mother's Day||Observance|
|2017||Sun||May 28||Mother's Day||Observance|
|2018||Sun||May 27||Mother's Day||Observance|
|2019||Sun||May 26||Mother's Day||Observance|
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