Ascension Day This religious holiday is observed in some Christian countries on the 40th day after Easter to commemorate the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven. Whit Monday Whit Monday is a religious holiday following the Pentecost, or Whitsunday when the Holy Spirit descended to Christ’s followers in the form of a dove. Tour de France It is a well-known event everywhere beyond French borders. The most prestigious 23-day pro cycling event in the world has been around for over a hundred years. A sports marketing occasion like this is second to very few modern competitions. Bastille Day Though bloody, the storming of the Bastille on July 14th in 1798 was a triumphant culmination of the French Revolution. Since then, it became a matter of honor for every French to celebrate this day with truly Gallic pride and scale. Armistice Day This French National holiday marks a date when the armistice between the Allies and Germany was signed in 1918, putting an end to the First World War.
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