Un brin de bonheur

May 1st (May Day) is known worldwide as Labour Day, la Fête du Travail. France also celebrates it with demonstrations, trade union parades and lilies of the valley. This little white flower is considered as a porte-bonheur (lucky charm): it actually works like that, as 1st of May is a jour férié (bank holiday), since 1870, and so people […]

En avril ne te découvre pas d’un fil; en mai fais ce qu’il te plaît!

Easter with its rabbits and our overdose of chocolate is on its way; the 1st of April with its foolish jokes is behind us and daffodils are blooming. There we are: spring is in the air, with its sunny (and still not so warm) days. Children are allowed to wear the summer school uniform, but […]

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