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French Guiana bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2019, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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French Guiana Public Holidays in 2019 Observance*
Jan.    Tue New Year's Day
Mar.    Mon Carnaval Monday (jour chômé d'usage) Other
        Tue Mardi Gras (jour chômé d'usage) Other
        Wed Ash Wednesday (Mercredi des Cendres) (jour chômé d'usage) Other
Apr.    Fri Good Friday (jour chômé d'usage) Other
        Mon Easter Monday
May   1 Wed Labour Day
      8 Wed Victory Day
     30 Thu Ascension Day
June 10 Mon Whit Monday
     10 Mon Abolition Day
July 14 Sun Quatorze Juillet (National Day)
Aug. 15 Thu Assumption Day
Oct. 15 Tue Cayenne Festival Regional
Nov.  1 Fri All Saints' Day
      2 Sat All Souls' Day Other
     11 Mon Armistice Day
Dec. 25 Wed Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

14 Feb 2015 France Votes French Guiana Public Holidays Amendment (Le Monde-Paris) France's National Assembly has voted the Bareigts amendment to the omnibus Macron economic growth bill currently being considered, which would allow the replacement of 7 of the 11 Fench annual public holidays by more local (ie. Muslim and Hindu) annual non-working public holidays.  03 Nov 2006 (DOM Actu) The dates for the first round of the French legislative elections, announced on October 25, would coincide with the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in 1848, a public holiday in French Guiana.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the French Guiana public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.

Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in French Guiana are the same as those in France and are regulated by Article L222-1 du Code du travail (Labour Code), to which are added Ash Wednesday and Abolition Day, as per the Loi 85 530 du 30 juin 1983 (J0 du 1er juillet, 1983).  Carnival is not an official public holiday, but both Carnival Monday and Carnival Tuesday are treated as a customary (common law) days off.  Weekend Public Holidays: Public holidays that occur on a weekend remain on that date (ie. they are not moved to another date, such as the following Monday, for example).  Whit Monday was no longer recognized as one of the public holidays as of 2005, to help fund health care for elderly persons following the high number of elderly deaths during the heat wave of the summer of 2003. However, it returned to the list of French public holidays starting in 2008.  French Guiana International Codes GF and GUF (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .gf (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of French Guiana information and news: Bank of France (French Guiana central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (French Guiana maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in French Guiana), and Wikipedia (includes French Guiana commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in French Guiana, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.

In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2019 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for French Guiana, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of French Guiana, before planning any trip to French Guiana. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.

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