National Resistance Day in France
National Resistance Day in France is held on May 27. On the occasion of the anniversary of the first meeting of the National Council of Resistance. This event in the third decade of the month May is annual. Help us
Various resistance movements had arisen in France since the start of the German occupation in June 1940. With the possible exception of the Francs-Tireurs et Partisans and other groups loyal to the Communist Party of France, the maquis groups were mostly unorganised and unrelated to one another. This lack of coordination made them less effective in their actions against the Nazi occupiers.
The National Council of the Resistance was the body that directed and coordinated the different movements of the French Resistance: the press, trade unions and members of political parties hostile to the Vichy regime, starting from mid-1943.
Similar holidays and events
Christ's Ascension on May 26 (or Kristi Himmelfartsdag in Norway);
Slavery Abolition Day on May 27 (Guadeloupe, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin);
Game Festival in France on May 28 (designed to promote cooperative and non-violent games);
Mother's Day in France on May 29 (also Algeria, Dominican Republic. First Sunday of June, if Pentecost occurs on this day, Haiti, Mauritius, Morocco, Sweden, Tunisia; celebrated on the last Sunday in May);
International Sex Workers Day on June 2 (In 1975, on 2nd June, about 100 sex workers occupied Saint-Nizier Church in Lyon, France, to express their anger about their criminalised and exploitative living conditions. On 10th June at 5 o'clock the Church was brutally raided and cleared by police forces. This action sparked a national movement, and the day is now celebrated in Europe and around the world)