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Welcome to the U.S. Commercial Service Paris

Head of the Commercial Service Section:

Reg Miller
Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs

Pamela Ward
Commercial Counselor

Janee Pierre Louis
Commercial Officer

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We can be reached by phone, fax, letter and e-mail.

Mail should be sent to following address:
U.S. Commercial Service
Embassy of the United States
2, avenue Gabriel
75382 Paris CEDEX 08, France

American Embassy Paris
U.S. Commercial Service
9200 Paris Place, Washington D.C. 20521

Tel: (33) 1 43 12 70 83
fax: (33) 1 43 12 70 12
e-mail: office.paris@trade.gov

Services / Consumer Goods
Olivier.Collette@trade.gov

High Technology Operation Team
Myrline.Mikal-Goide@trade.gov

Heavy Industries Operation Team
Cara.Boulesteix@trade.gov

The following is a list of the United States national holidays and the legally observed local holidays for the remainder of the calendar year 2015.

The federal government proclaims ten holidays per year. They are as follows:

  • Christmas Day: December 25th
  • Columbus Day: 2nd Monday in October
  • Independence Day: July 4th
  • Labor Day: 1st Monday in September
  • Martin Luther King's Birthday: 3rd Monday in January
  • Memorial Day: Last Monday in May
  • New Year's Day: January 1st
  • Thanksgiving: 4th Thursday in November
  • Veterans' Day: November 11th
  • Washington's Birthday: 3rd Monday in February

In 1971, the dates of many federal holidays were officially moved to the nearest Monday by then-President Richard Nixon.

There are four holidays, which are not necessarily celebrated on Mondays: Thanksgiving, New Year's Day, Independence Day, Christmas.

When New Year's Day, Independence Day, or Christmas falls on a Sunday, the next day is also a holiday.When one of these holidays falls on a Saturday, the previous day is also a holiday.

Federal government offices, including the post office, are always closed on all federal legal holidays.

Schools and businesses close on major holidays like Independence Day and Christmas but may not always be closed, for example, on George Washington's birthday or Veterans' Day.

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