Mardi Gras is a holiday celebrated in the francophone world. It literally translates into "fat Tuesday," and the holiday definitely lives up to its name. On this day... (see more)
Today in France, those who are fooled on April 1 are called the “Poisson d’Avril” (the April Fish). A common prank (especially among school-aged children) is to place... (see more)
La Toussaint is in fact a two-day celebration of two related holidays: All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. All Saints' Day or La Fête Des Saints occurs on... (see more)
Note: This celebration is the French equivalent to America's Halloween since Halloween isn't typically celebrated in France. Canada is one of the only French-speaking cultures that celebrates Halloween.
In the United States, we might refer to this date as Veteran’s day and this day is used to commemorate the veterans and fallen of all previous wars. In France, this day is solely for... (see more)
The celebration of Christmas in France varies by region. Most provinces celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December, which is a bank holiday. However, in eastern and northern France, the Christmas season begins... (see more)