Friday, January 28

Everyday life. Holidays, weekends and bridges in 2022: here are the days to ask to have more holidays

After these school holidays under the sign of Covid-19, the students of the three zones A, B and C will resume their way to school from Monday, January 3, according to the school calendar. And already, like the older ones, they are already thinking about their next vacation … So what are the days to take in order to benefit from the potential three or four-day weekends in 2022? It’s this way !

Winter vacation

There will be no lessons from Saturday February 12 (or Friday 11 after lessons) to Monday February 28 for zone A, from Saturday February 5 (or Friday 4 after lessons) to Monday February 21 for zone B, from Saturday 23 February (or Friday 22 after class) to Monday 7 March for zone C.

Easter and spring break

A welcome three-day weekend! You can take advantage of Saturday April 16, Sunday April 17 and Monday April 18 to celebrate Easter. This small break will even be four days in Alsace and Moselle, “Good Friday” (the 15th) also being a public holiday.

Schoolchildren in zones A and B will be on spring break at this time: from April 16 to May 2 for the first, from April 9 to 25 for the second. On the other hand, the pupils of zone C will have to be patient and will be able to rest from April 23 to May 9.

Note that the French will be called to the polls in April: Sunday April 10 for the first round of the presidential election, April 24 for the second round.

A, B or C: what is your zone?

Zone A includes the academies of Besançon, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon and Poitiers.

Zone B includes the academies of Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Lille, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Nice, Normandy, Orléans-Tours, Reims, Rennes and Strasbourg.

Zone C includes the academies of Créteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse and Versailles.

May 1st and 8th

Like last year, the beginning of May will not be very advantageous in 2022, Labor Day, May 1, or the victory of the allies, May 8, falling on a Sunday …


There is still potential with Ascension, where four days are possible between Thursday 26 and Sunday 29 May. Moreover, the Ministry of Education has already warned that the three areas will be on “break”: classes will not take place on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 May.


Thanks to Pentecost, Monday June 6, we will be able to escape for three days (4, 5 and 6).

Summer holidays and July 14

The “keel” for schoolchildren, college and high school students, is set for Thursday July 7. With the 2022 national holiday occurring on Thursday, July 14, it will be possible to bridge the gap for four days: 14, 15, 16 and 17.

The Assumption

Then the Assumption, Monday August 15, will offer a small window of three days to escape.

All Saints’ Day

All Saints’ Day will also be generous, with a Tuesday November 1 which, if we ask on Monday, gives the green light to an extended weekend, from Saturday October 29 to Tuesday November 1.

The 11th of November

As for November 11, it will be a Friday, so a potential three-day break on November 11, 12 and 13.

Christmas and New Years

Finally, the next Christmas, Sunday December 25, and New Year’s Day, Sunday January 1, 2023, will not delight the troops, except in Alsace and Moselle, where Boxing Day, which is also a public holiday. , will therefore fall on a Monday …

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