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Festivals and Celebrations: Armistce Day- France

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French president Emmanuel Macron lays a wreath at Arc de Triomphe, before the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Paris to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the end of World War One.

Armistice Day in France, where the dead of World War II are remembered with a ceremony during which the President and others lay wreaths at Paris' Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

For the first time, France and Germany have marked Armistice Day in a joint ceremony. Chancellor Angela Merkel joined President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris Wednesday for the special commemoration to mark the end of World War I.


Armistice Day

Armistice Day (Armistice de la Première Guerre mondiale) in France remembers those who died or were injured in World War I and other wars. It is generally a solemn occasion.

French Moments

The Public holiday commemorates the Fête de la Victoire when the Armistice after World War I was signed on the 11 November 1918. Official ceremonies and military parades take place on the 11 November, in the same manner as Americans celebrate Veterans’ Day. Find out more below on World War I Armistice Day in France!