Again there's been discussion of the rich profusion of public holidays in May.
This is a particularly propitious year because the 1st of May falls on a Friday. This means that if you take off either the Thursday or the Monday you can have a four-day weekend and faire le pont.
Not only that but the following are also public holidays :
Friday 8 May - Victory in Europe (another chance of a bridge)
Thursday 14 May - Ascension Day (see a bridge here?)
Monday 24th May - Pentecost (we'll cross that one when we come to it)
If one does not make any bridges then that leaves 17 working days in May.
If you were able to make all the bridges you could cut that to about 13 or so.
Every year people moan about this, like they do about daylight saving time.