Celebrating New Year in France

Print pagePDF pageEmail page

When I submitted my latest post to My French Life, the global community of French and francophiles connecting like-minded people in English & French on 11th December, I firmly believed that the fireplace renovation would be finished. We still plan to celebrate New Year in front of the fire – it might just be a few days late!

boat_seineAn earlier article on My French Life™ by Hannah Duke, called Christmas en Français: Festive Vocabulary, included the word réveillon,which set me thinking about New Year because the same word is used for both celebrations.

When I was growing up in Australia, I don’t particularly remember celebrating the New Year and I certainly didn’t stay up until past midnight as implied by the word réveillon, which contains veiller, meaning to stay awake. Read more

 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
This entry was posted in French customs, Lifestyle and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *