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France Recognizes Shavuot As An Official Holiday

Source: EJP (European Jewish Press)
Posted: Monday, March 24, 2008

The Jewish festival of Shavuot has been added to the Journal Officiel (the government's gazette). This does not mean that Shavuot festival will become a general public holiday in France, but as the festival falls in May or June annually (at the time of school final exams) Jewish students will now be allowed to take exams at different dates.

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