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La Chandeleur: French Celebration Of Candlemas
The Roman Catholic Church celebrates February 2 each year as Candlemas. This celebration is a commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary's purification and the presentation of the baby Jesus at the temple. The feast is also called by other names: "Feast of the Presentation of Jesus," "Meeting of the Lord," and "Feast of the Purification of the Virgin."
Eight Public Holidays In France Celebrated On Fixed Dates
France celebrates a total of thirteen public holidays, or jours feriés, every year. Of these, eight are observed on fixed dates, which include three important religious celebrations. These eight fixed-dated French public holidays are listed below, in the order of their occurrence.
Armistice Day: Observance Of The End Of World War I In France
The Armistice Day is one of thirteen holidays observed in France. It is celebrated every year on November 11. The term "armistice", which is synonymous to the word "truce", means "the temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement between the opposing forces. So what exactly is France observing during the Armistice Day?