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During 2014 Normandy celebrated the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy with due splendour and emotion. The anniversary was a time of national and international contemplation and communion.
Traditionally, annual commemorations of the Landings of June 6th 1944 have always been major events for Basse-Normandie, all the more so on the occasions of quinquennial and decennial anniversaries, where the international aspect is especially prominent.
As 2014 was likely to be the last decennial anniversary to take place in the presence of actors in and witnesses to those momentous events, it was a particularly special occasion; welcoming a still large number of the remaining men and women who act as guardians of this "living memory" - probably for the last time and in celebration of a great anniversary - it was indeed cause for heartfelt emotion.
And now, as the years progress - "We will remember them"
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French Bank Holidays|
The 11 public holidays in France in 2016 to put in your diary. |
Friday ||1st January ||New Year's Day (Jour de l'An)|
Monday ||28th March ||Easter Monday (Lundi de Pâques)|
Sunday ||1st May ||Labour Day (Fête du Travail)|
Thursday ||5th May ||Ascension Day (l'Ascension)|
Sunday ||8th May ||VE Day - (Fête de la Victoire 1945)|
Monday ||16th May ||Whit Monday (Lundi de Pentecôte)|
Thursday ||14th July ||Bastille Day (Fête Nationale)|
Monday ||15th August ||Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (l'Assomption)|
Tuesday ||1st November ||All Saints' Day (La Toussaint)|
Friday ||11th November ||Armistice Day (Armistice 1918)|
Sunday ||25th December ||Christmas Day (Noël)|