Armistice Day – 11 November

11 November is a National Holiday in France. It is called the Armistice Day.

Armistice day is celebrated in France in memory. It commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning – the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.”

Basically, this day is the end of World War 1. This day, at 11 o clock, there will be a moment of silence for 2 minutes to remember those who fell during the world. An estimate of 8 million people was killed in World War 1.


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