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Noël en France Christmas in France

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Read the following information carefully. Pay attention! There will be a quiz afterwards!

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Christmas Traditions Christmas in France is a time for the whole family to be together. On Christmas Eve, the whole family go to midnight mass, then everyone stays up to eat a huge meal in celebration of le réveillon. Réveillon means “waking up”, so the celebration represents the spiritual awakening brought by Christ’s birth. At Christmas, French people decorate their homes with a tree and a crib. In some parts of France it is traditional to leave a candle burning, in case the Virgin Mary passes by.

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Food and Drink Click on the map to see what foods are eaten in different parts of France. Paris South of France Brittany Alsace Burgundy

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Father Christmas French Children call him Père Noël, and just like in England, he brings gifts to well-behaved children on Christmas Eve. Beware though! His partner Père Fouettard (Father Spanker) gives out punishments to naughty children! Unlike English children, the French leave out their shoes (not stockings) for Père Noël to fill with gifts.

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New Year Most French people send New Year cards instead of Christmas cards, and many French people give each other presents to celebrate New Year. At Midnight on New Year’s Eve another réveillon meal is eaten. At midnight drivers celebrate by sounding their car horns.

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La Fête des Rois The “Festival of Kings” is celebrated on January 6 th – the day when the three kings came to worship the baby Jesus. A large, flat cake called Gallette des Rois is eaten on this day. Traditionally, there will be a coin or small ornament hidden in the cake. Whoever gets this in his or her piece of cake is king for a day.

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Are you ready for the quiz?

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Christmas Songs

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Il est né le divin enfant, Jouez hautbois, résonnez musettes ! Il est né le divin enfant, Chantons tous son avènement ! This is a very popular Christmas carol in France. The children are singing about how we waited such a long time for our Saviour to arrive, and how happy we are now Jesus is born. The chorus roughly means “The Holy Child is born, let us rejoice and sing and play music.”

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These children are singing about how excited they are about receiving Christmas presents, but also how they don’t want Father Christmas to suffer in the cold. The chorus roughly means “Father Christmas, when you come down from the sky with all those toys, don’t forget my little shoe! But make sure you wrap up warm before you go outside – don’t get cold because of me!” Petit papa Noël Quand tu descendras du ciel Avec des jouets par milliers N'oublie pas mon petit soulier. Mais avant de partir Il faudra bien te couvrir Dehors tu vas avoir si froid C'est un peu à cause de moi.

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You might know this one! It was originally a German Christmas carol, but it has been translated into many languages. Ô nuit de paix, Sainte nuit Dans le ciel L'astre luit Dans les champs tout repose en paix Mais soudain dans l'air pur et frais Le brillant coeur des anges Aux bergers apparaît

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Paris Oysters, sausages, and baked ham are eaten, followed by fruit and cakes. Back to map

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Brittany People from Brittany eat special cakes made from buckwheat, with sour cream. Back to map

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Alsace A roasted goose is eaten in this part of France. Back to map

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Burgundy Turkey and chestnuts are eaten here. Back to map

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South of France A special Christmas cake (pain calendeau) is eaten here, but only after the first piece has been given to a poor person. Back to map

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