By Berenice Baudry
The Belt Valley Voice 

Time Off In France


December 28, 2023

There are lots of ways that life in America is different than what I’m used to back home. In France and America, the holidays are very different. Because of wars, death of people, religion or other things, some days are off for almost everyone. In France we have around 11 days off.

To know more about those days, in France even if the Republic is secular, it was decided that we keep the days off thanks to the Christian religion, which was the official one, a few centuries ago. November 1st for the “Toussaint”, (the feast of all the saints), Christmas on December 25th, the “Lundi de Pentecote”,...

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