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 Compi├Ęgne, 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.