May 29th in France is “Neighbors Day”. However, exceptionally this year, it will take place on September 18th. Instead, on May 29th, French neighbors will celebrate « Neighbors Day on their balconies and at their windows”. The means of communication will be explained on their website.… Read More
In France, May 1st is the day that workers’ rights are celebrated and the day people give each other lily of the valley.
Lily of the valley is a flower adorned with little white bell-shaped flowers and long green leaves. It blossoms in the Spring thus celebrates the return of beautiful weather.… Read More
On July 14th, the tradition is that every French city should create the most beautiful firework show possible. Over the past few years, these shows have included music and have evolved in to real choreographed pyrotechnic shows.
Some cities have shown they have great imaginations and have created amazing fireworks shows which attract more and more people each year.… Read More
Every year on February 2nd, French people celebrate La Chandeleur. On this date, we used to cook crepes, that we would then flip in the skillet while holding a golden coin in the hand, which will bring us luck all year long.
Originally, crepes parties were part of a casual winter family routine that the Catholics picked as the celebration of Jesus Presentation to the Temple.… Read More
Christmas is a famous holiday all around the world, a family day where we give each other presents and eat a good meal together. With that said, each country has its own traditions around the 25th of December. France is no exception.
How do French people celebrate Christmas?… Read More