Posted on 15 July 2009 by Dan Johnson
French President Sarkozy is planning to ban Sunday as a day of rest, but the country is up in arms at his plan.
For the French, Sunday is a day for family, not working or shopping. Indeed, many UK families are still taken aback when they realise how much of France shuts down on a Sunday.
But this day of peace and quiet is treasured by many, and so the country has not reacted kindly to the Government’s plans to relax trading laws and encourage more trading.
I love this difference in cultures, and find it refreshing to know that there’s a time when I’m expected to completely switch off from the rush of my general day to day.
What do you think?. Should France ringfence its sacred Sunday, or should the country pull itself into the 21st century and open up 24/7? Love to hear your comments.