Monday, 18 May 2009

taking a break in St Jean de Luz

In St Jean de Luz, and throughout France, they have their priorities right when it comes to working. Besides a loose start time of 0930, mandatory minimum two hour lunch break and assurance that all is wrapped up by 1830 at the latest there is the small matter of public holidays. It is actually more than just the public holidays. Such days seem to always fall on a Thursday or Tuesday. Given both are so close to the weekend it would be folly not to take the adjoining days as unofficial holidays too - a bridge to the weekend or 'pont'. This is done with much gusto and little conscience, rightly so.

This month the following dates are to be enjoyed: May 1st, 8th, 21st, 22nd (pont), June 1st. So, out of a possible 22 work days, 5 are holidays - brilliant.

Basque of the day:- holiday :: oporraldi