Bleu, blanc, rouge

Today, 14th of July, France celebrates its fête nationale, known as Bastille Day. Although it definitely makes sense to call it like this, in France nobody does. All kind of symbols are linked to that celebration: from the military parade on the Champs Elysées, to the bals populaires, fireworks and garden parties, people celebrate the […]

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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