Intimate Retreats for Valentine’s Getaway in the French Countryside

The French countryside might have been designed for romantic escapes. It is hard to think of anywhere more charming, delightful, and perfect for a Valentine’s getaway. From quaint ... Read more!

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Is Saint Patrick’s Day in France A Celebration?

Saint Patrick’s Day marks the feast day of the Irish national hero, St Patrick, also the patron saint of Ireland. In France, concerts of Celtic music highlight la fête ... Read more!

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Thanksgiving in France: Do the French Celebrate it too?

Thanksgiving is celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November (23 November in 2023). Thanksgiving is undoubtedly the most celebrated day in the United States ... Read more!

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Halloween in Alsace: 5 Legendary Places to Explore

Halloween in Alsace? I might as well tell you right now, the parties and animations organised in the region are not on par with the Christmas festivities. For ... Read more!

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The Feast of Saint John in France

The feast of Saint John in France celebrates the birth of St John the Baptist, Jesus’ cousin who baptised him in the Jordan River. The Church has given ... Read more!

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Easter in France: All There Is To Know!

For many, Easter in France evokes a certain sweetness of life, a springtime celebration that is both childlike and family-friendly. The great Easter Sunday family meal gathers the ... Read more!

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The return from the Alpine pastures in Annecy

I’ve known about the return from the Alpine pastures for a long time. I had heard of great festivals happening in Austria, Switzerland and Bavaria, but only recently ... Read more!

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World War I Armistice Day in France: What Happened?

The Public holiday commemorates the Fête de la Victoire when the Armistice after World War I (Armistice du 11 Novembre 1918) was signed on the 11th of November ... Read more!

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Valentine’s Day in France: Origins and Traditions

As the season of love gently unfolds, there’s no place like France to celebrate the essence of romance that Valentine’s Day encapsulates. With its cobblestone streets, breathtaking landscapes, ... Read more!

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Christmas in France: Celebrations and Traditions

Ready for the most wonderful time of the year in France? Christmas is an enchanting time when the best attractions of Paris and France transform into the most ... Read more!

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The Origins and Traditions of Father’s Day in France

Father’s Day in France takes place on the third Sunday of June, less than a month after Mother’s Day (on the last Sunday in May). In the United ... Read more!

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Mother’s Day in France: Origins and Traditions

In the USA and Australia, Mother’s Day takes place on the second Sunday of May. However, the French have chosen a different date to pay tribute to their ... Read more!

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What do French people celebrate on Europe Day?

“Vive l’Europe!” On Europe Day, 27 states and more than 446 million Europeans (including about 67 million French people) celebrate the European Union on the 9th of May. ... Read more!

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New Year’s Eve in France: What you need to know

There are many ways to fight the cold French winter. There are coats, gloves, soups, central heating…. and parties! Christmas is the first opportunity to warm the soul. ... Read more!

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Epiphany in France: Origins and Traditions

Epiphany in France takes place on the 6th of January. It celebrates the date of the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus. On that day, the ... Read more!

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How do we celebrate Advent in France?

Advent in France is a time of waiting and preparing for Christmas. It lasts for four weeks, starting on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. ‘Advent’ derives from the Latin ... Read more!

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A Guide to the Easter Traditions in France

Easter traditions in France have been significant to French people over the centuries as Easter is the most important Christian celebration of the year. This particular time commemorates ... Read more!

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Candlemas in France: this is Crêpes Day!

November, December, January, February… in France, the cold and grey winter settles for a long time when gloomy and rough weather forces the vegetation into a well-earned pause. ... Read more!

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Mardi Gras in France: Origins and Traditions

Mardi Gras and Carnival refer to eating more decadent, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of Lent. In France, this festive season comes with sumptuous public celebrations or ... Read more!

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April Fools’ Day traditions in France

Alongside Easter, French children follow April Fools’ Day traditions in Spring. On 1 April, people use paper fish to play an April Fools trick. This involves sticking a paper fish ... Read more!

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