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
Holidays in France
We just celebrated Easter in France. Unlike in the United States, Easter Monday is also a holiday in France. This means that we do not work as this day was traditionally spent for family time and religious celebration.
Here are the other observed holidays in France: 12 a year in total.… Read More
How is a Parisian going to get dressed for Christmas Eve in 2017?
The fashion is actually the same every year, since Christmas Eve in France is traditionally a formal family party. Most of the time women wear a classic cocktail dress or suit. The outfit may have a touch of originality but should be kept formal, and makeup is worn a little heavier than their everyday look.… Read More
The French Easter Bells!
Easter in France is a quiet holiday where families, both religious and non-religious, spend the day together with a traditionally large meal. This meal is typically served over many courses including lamb for dinner and a dessert which includes chocolate.… Read More
Happy New Year!
In France people commonly wish a happy new year to each other by « Bonne année ! Bonne santé ! » You may also use a longer and more sophisticated wish like “ I wish you a year full of happiness and achievement.” French people exchange New Year greetings when they meet in the street or at work.… Read More