Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!

Here we are again: third Thursday in November and le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé! That’s the day when the young, light and fruity wine is released in France, in shops, restaurants and bars.  To be precise it should be released one minute past midnight on the third Thursday of November. Always a good business day and an […]

Carnaval, Mardi gras, Carême

Mardi gras (Shrove Tuesday, litteraly Fat Tuesday) is the last day before Carême (Lent) which starts on Mercredi des Cendres (Ash Wednesday). On that day, people are supposed to eat rich food before fasting, a religious ritual for Lent. Pancakes and pancake races are very popular on mardi gras in the UK. French people have their […]

La chandeleur (children)

Children usually like La chandeleur. Maybe a good opportunity to make them play with the recipe. They can read it and then check their reading. Finally use the recipe to make crêpes and then eat them with friends and family. RECETTE DES CRÊPES RECETTE DES CRÊPES À COMPLETER  Read more about la chandeleur             Like4

La chandeleur

Every year on the 2nd of February, la chandeleur (Candlemas, festa candelabrum in Latin), is celebrated in France. Originally Candlemas was Christian feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (40 days after Christmas) and feast of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus. Over the years it became a pagan tradition with its myths. Candles were lit […]

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 […]

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