Advent is a multi-week period of celebration leading up to Christmas - learn a bit about it in this French article with hidden translation.



Bastille Day

Bastille DayYou probably know that 14 July is Bastille Day, but do you know what it's called in French? (Hint, it's not "jour de Bastille.") Do you know the history behind Bastille Day, or how it's celebrated in France? This page has links to everything you could possibly want to know.


Beaujolais nouveau

Beaujolais nouveau
Le beaujolais nouveau fait son apparition annuelle aujourd'hui. Ce jeune vin est fêté le troisième jeudi de novembre - donc une semaine avant la fête américaine de Thanksgiving.





Chandeleur, Jour des crêpes

Crêpe Day
La Chandeleur, le 2 février, est une fête catholique qui commémore la purification de la Vierge Marie et la présentation de l'enfant Jésus. En France, elle s'appelle également la Fête de la Lumière et le jour des crêpes.


Christmas Vocabulary

French Christmas vocabulary
Christmas is celebrated in many countries around the world, though the exact traditions and foods vary greatly. Here are some general French Christmas terms to help you celebrate.




French Easter vocubulary
In 2017, Easter is on 16 April, and the week immediately preceding Easter (Sunday to Saturday) is called Holy Week. Here's all the French vocabulary you need to celebrate this Christian period of renewal.