Savoy National Festival, France
Savoy National Festival, France is held on February 19. Savoy - a department in the east of France, one of the departments of the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region. This event in the second decade of the month February is annual. Help us
Before 1860, the territory of the modern Haute-Savoie and Savoie departments had been part of the Kingdom of Sardinia, as a Duchy, since 1713. Annexation of the region by France was made in 1860. In that year, the Emperor Napoléon III divided the territory in two departments: Savoie, to the south, with the city of Chambéry, and Haute-Savoie, to the north, with the city of Annecy.
This commemoration of February 19, as a feast of Savoy, we owe it to the late Henri Dénarié who had launched this idea a few decades ago: "In 1972, I considered that this event, undoubtedly the most significant throughout our history, could constitute our national holiday, placing Savoy under the predominance of civil power. This invention, made by the holder of a CAP fitter, no one among the elite had thought of it since 1416. It has since made its way. »
For a few years, this day was even a day off in some schools, when mayors decided so. This provision was repealed in 1990 by the Ministry.
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Commemoration of the fallen gendarmerie employees in France on February 16 (anniversary of the adoption of the law of 1791 - the creation of the national gendarmerie);
Commemoration Day of the foreign participants of the French Resistance who died during the war on February 21 (WWII);
Grandmother's Day in France on March 3 (La fête des grands-mères is celebrated on the first Sunday in March);