Pompon, the popular Sacré de Birmanie, bridges the gap to illustrate the meaning of the French term, "faire le pont." The expression is frequently used when a holiday falls on a Thursday or a Tuesday and one decides to take an extra day off work, to make a four-day weekend.
un jour férié: a public or statutory holiday
un jour ouvrable: a working day
un pont: a bridge
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