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France, formally known as the French Republic, is a Western Eurpean country, whose territory consists of both metropolitan France and several overseas regions. Territories included are French Guiana and several islands located in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. During the Ice Age, France was inhabited by the Celtic Gauls. In 51 BC, Rome annexed this area until 476, when Germanic Franks formed the Kingdom of Francia. In 843, France was divided into regions. West Francia then became the Kingdom of France and by 987 was emerging as a world power following victory during the Hundred Years’ War (1337-1453). Renaissance France brought culture, science while the arts flourished. 16th century, France was dominated by religious civil wars between the Catholics and the Protestants. In the late 18th century, the people revolted against the monarchy headed by Louis XIV. After the French Revolution, France then established one of the earliest republics in history and officially became a country on July 14, 1789. The First French Empire was lead by Napoleon in the 19th century, during which the Napoleonic Wars shaped the course of the Eurpoean continent. France is listed as a member of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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|January 1st||Sunday||New Year's Day|
|March 20th||Monday||March Equinox|
|April 7th||Friday||Good Friday||Only in certain states. Long weekend.|
|April 10th||Monday||Easter Monday||Long weekend.|
|May 1st||Monday||Labor Day||Long weekend.|
|May 8th||Monday||Victory in Europe Day||Long weekend.|
|May 18th||Thursday||Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ|
|May 29th||Monday||Pentecost Monday||Long weekend.|
|June 4th||Sunday||Mother's Day|
|June 18th||Sunday||Father's Day|
|June 21st||Wednesday||June Solstice|
|July 14th||Friday||Bastille Day||Long weekend.|
|August 15th||Tuesday||Assumption of Mary|
|September 23rd||Saturday||September Equinox|
|November 1st||Wednesday||All Saints' Day|
|November 11th||Saturday||Armistice Day|
|December 22nd||Friday||December Solstice|
|December 24th||Sunday||Christmas Eve|
|December 25th||Monday||Christmas Day||Long weekend.|
|December 26th||Tuesday||Saint Stephen's Day||Only in certain states.|
|December 31st||Sunday||New Year's Eve|