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Réunion 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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Réunion Public Holidays in 2019
Jan.    Tue New Year's Day
Apr.    Mon Easter Monday
May   1 Wed Labour Day
      8 Wed Victory Day
     30 Thu Ascension Day
June 10 Mon Whit Monday
July 14 Sun Fête Nationale (National Day)
Aug. 15 Thu Assumption Day
Nov.  1 Fri All Saints' Day
     11 Mon Armistice Day
Dec. 20 Fri Abolition Day
     25 Wed Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

14 Feb 2015 France Votes Reunion 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.  06 Apr 2012 Réunion Tamil Public Holidays Update 2 (Zinfos 974-Saint-Denis) France's President, Nicolas Sarkozy, has announced that he was in favour of declaring one non-working public holiday per religion in the French DOM-TOM of La Réunion.  14 Apr 2011 Réunion Tamil Public Holidays Update (Zinfos 974-Saint-Denis) The Tamil umbrella group, Tamij Sangam, has once again officially petitioned the French Interior Minister, Claude Guéant, and the French Minister of overseas territories, Marie-Luce Penchard, to declare Tamil New Year and Deepavali as official non-working public holidays in the Réunion.  15 Feb 2010 The Réunion's Socialist Leader Promises 3 Ethnic Public Holidays (Zinfos 974-Saint-Denis) The Socialist Party's, premier secrétaire fédéral, for the Réunion, Gilbert Annette, has promised 3 new public holidays, for Muslims, Chinese and Tamils.  10 Apr 2009 La Réunion Set To Drop 3 Christian Public Holidays (Journal de l'Ile de la Réunion-Saint-Paul la Réunion) The Bishop of the diocese of La Réunion, Gilbert Aubry, has officially announced that he was ready to cede 3 Christian public holidays to other religions. The 3 public holidays specifically mentioned by the Bishop are: Easter Monday, Ascension, and Whitmonday.  25 Oct 2006 (Le Figaro-Paris) The French cabinet has decided that the 2007 presidential elections will be held on April 22, 2007, followed by an almost certainly necessary second round on May 6, 2007.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Réunion 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 La Réunion are the same as those in France and are regulated by Article L222-1 du Code du travail (Labour Code), to which is added Abolition Day.  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.  Ethnic/Religious Holidays: Other holidays are celebrated in some regions of Réunion by the various ethnic communities are: Chinese New Year, Guan Di, Tamoul New Year's Day, Cavadee/Kavadi, Dipavali, Ramadan, Eid-al-Fitr and Eid-al-Kébir.  Réunion International Codes RE and REU (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .re (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Réunion information and news: UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Réunion maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Réunion), and Wikipedia (includes Réunion commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Réunion, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Réunion, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Réunion.

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 Réunion, 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 Réunion, before planning any trip to Réunion. 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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