How are you? Are you all enjoying the great weather we have been having recently? It is so really so weird to walk with sunglasses and Tshirt a few weeks before Christmas, isn’t it? Soooo… Are you ready for a new christmas? Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? The final countdown has started: We only have 15 days left before opening our Champagne Bottles!!!
Last week, Simona, our work placement student from Czech Republic had a great idea: Since our team is VERY international, we decided we would try to write a few lines about how we spend Christmas in our respective countries.
Today Victorien will talk about the French Christmas tradition.
Hi all, This is Victorien!
As you may know, I come from France, that is why I´m going to explain everything (or almost …) about Christmas in France.
Christmas in France usually starts on December 24th with the traditional ” Réveillon de Noel” (Christmas Eve) even if families start to decorate their home around 2 or 3 weeks before.
The main decoration is the Christmas tree which appeared for the first time in Alsace (East part of France) in the 14th century. It was decorated with apples and ribbons. Another important element of a French Christmas is the crib filled with “santons” (Christmas crib figures). (more…)