November 11th Bridge: Should Students Go to Class on Friday?

It would be very tempting, for students from all over France, not to go to class on Friday 12 November, in order to bridge the gap between the public holiday that is Thursday 11 November and the following weekend. But is it possible?

The answer is no. The students will have good lessons on Friday, November 12th. The school calendar, which can be downloaded from the website of the Ministry of National Education, confirms this: only the Ascension will be the subject of a bridge this year. “Classes will be held on Friday May 27, 2022 and Saturday May 28, 2022”, thus specifies the document, which does not therefore mention a bridge planned for this November 12th.

Errors in some distributed calendars

The precision is not without importance because, many 2021 calendars included an error in the date of the holidays in All Saints’ Day.

An error related to the fact that the Ministry of Education belatedly published the official dates of school holidays for the year 2021-2022. It was not until December 15, 2020 to know them. However, on this date, most of the printing of calendars and diaries had already been launched.