Thursday, May 21, 2009
A Month of Holidays
Today's yet another public holiday in France. This time it's the celebration of the Ascension. Just to put it in context, the whole country also took off work on May 1 (Labor Day) and May 8 (VE Day), and we still have June 1 (Pentecost) ahead of us. Tomorrow's not a holiday but since it's sandwiched between one and the weekend, it's called le pont (the bridge) and lots of people take it off as well. That makes for only one full work week in May. Kind of a nice warm up to summer.