Monday, 5 May 2008

May - The Month of Holidays

France is said to be the holiday capital of the world, because public servants have more holidays than in any other country. The month of May illustrates this perfectly.
There is a holiday (labour day) on the 1st of May. The celebration for V-E Day (the end of WWII) is on the 8th of May. Pentecost (or Whitsunday) falls in May this year.
The children seem to be hardly at school this month. Apart from the public holidays they have their regular Wednesdays off school, and the teachers are having a strike (school closed) on the 15th.

1 May Labour Day
8 May V-E Day
9-12 May Pentecost
15 May Teachers' strike

We may well profit from the prolonged break this week-end and take a trip somewhere...

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