Labour Day: 1st May
Victoire 1945 (VE) Day: 8th May
Ascension Day: 21st May
Pentecost: 31st May
Bastille Day: 14th July
A nationwide celebration to commemorate the French Revolution and the end of the 'Ancien Regime' with various parades, night time animations and firework displays.
A Notte di a Memoria - the Relève du Gouverneur in Bastia: 18th July
A re-enactment of the arrival of the French governor with the Citadel in Bastia cloaked in light-and a drum parade through the streets.
Les Fêtes Napoléoniennes in Ajaccio: 15th August
Ajaccio celebrates the August birthday of Corsica's most famous son with period processions and a fireworks display.