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Statutory holidays around the world – all you need to know

A successful company operates today not only on the domestic market but also internationally, having numerous international business partners and clients.

Profits, however, should never be the sole interest. Everyday contacts with people are equally important. It is not state-of-the-art technologies or flawless business tools but human resources that secure the development and success of our company. This is why they should be given top priority.

How to achieve that? You can begin with taking note of the statutory holidays in individual countries. It is a great opportunity not only to send occasional greetings to your business partners but also to boost effectiveness of your promotion and advertising campaigns as well as to extend your offer to include new services and increase your sales.

Knowing your business partner’s statutory holiday calendar will help you prevent any problems with securing urgent business deals only because your foreign business partner is celebrating a holiday on this particular day.

This is why we present to you a holiday calendar for May and June in selected European countries and the USA. Make sure that you know when your partners are off due to statutory holidays and adjust your plans accordingly.

PS Surprise your business partners with occasional greetings in their own language using KONTEKST list!

Statutory holiday

Country, holiday name

1 May

France: Labour Day and Lily of the Valley Day (la fête du muguet)
Germany: Labour Day (Tag der Arbeit)
Poland: Labour Day (Święto pracy)

2 May

United Kingdom: May Day Bank Holiday
Ireland: Labour Day (Lá an Lucht Oibre)

3 May

Poland: May 3rd Constitution Day (Święto Konstytucji Trzeciego Maja)

5 May

Germany: Ascension Day (Christi Himmelfahrt)

8 May

France: Victory Day (Fête de la Liberté et de la Paix)

15 May

France: Pentecost: The Descent of the Holy Spirit (la Pentecôte)

16 May

Germany: Pentecost Monday (Pfingstmontag)

26 May

France: Corpus Christi (Fête-Dieu)
Germany: Corpus Christi (Fronleichnam)
Poland: Corpus Christi (Boże Ciało)

30 May

USA: Memorial Day
United Kingdom: Spring Bank Holiday

6 June

Ireland: June Holiday (Lá Saoire i mí Mheitheamh)