November 11, 2018

National Armistice Day, France

Armistice day is a public holiday in France that marks the signing of the Armistice during World War One for the stopping of hostilities on the western front. To honor those killed in World War One, special church services are held on Armistice Day. A military parade processes to the tomb of the unknown soldier, which is underneath the Arc de Triomphe. France’s president lays wreaths at the tombs. This day is a day of sadness and reflection; commemorated by many citizens who wear black on this day. Many stores banks and businesses are closed as well as some public transport services.

The Arc de Triomphe, where the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is.

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