It's Labor Day in the United States and Canada.
France is a country well known for vacation days. French workers are guaranteed at least five weeks vacation and a dozen holidays. But French President Francois Hollande allowed his ministers just two weeks off this summer. And he only took one week and didn't go anywhere.
Host Marco Werman spoke with The Economist Magazine's Paris correspondent Sophie Pedder about Mr. Hollande's "staycation."
"Given that France is in recession, that times are tough, unemployment is very high, he (Hollande) didn't want to be seen idling by the beach," said Pedder.
She said Hollande's vacation has also been met with quite a bit of confusion.
"The French really cherish their holidays, and in particular, the Socialists and the left have been very much associated in the past with the fight to the right to holidays," said Pedder. "So holidays are not just a right, they should be taken."