Noël au balcon, Pâques au tison

Noël au balcon, Pâques au tison
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French Proverb

Meaning A warm Christmas means a cold Easter
Literally Christmas on the balcony, Easter at the embers
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Pronunciation [nuh eh lo bal ko(n) pah ko tee zo(n)]
IPA   [nɔ ɛ lo bal kɔ̃ pa ko ti zɔ̃]

Usage notes: Noël au balcon, Pâques au tison is a French proverb that is potentially useful only twice a year. If the late December weather is warm enough to spend Christmas outside on the balcony, that means you’ll be spending Easter huddled around a fire. Or, if you’re complaining about a cold spring, you’ll be reminded that this is your due after enjoying such a nice mild winter.

Par exemple…

– Il fait beau ! On peut faire notre réveillon de Noël dans le jardin.   – The weather is beautiful! We can have our Christmas dinner in the garden.
– Oui, mais n’oublie pas : Noël au balcon, Pâques au tison !   – Yes, but don’t forget: a warm Christmas means a cold Easter!

Opposite expression: Noël sous la neige

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