1st Semester Project


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In France they dont have the same holidays as we do and i would like to learn these interesting traditions.

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Holidays in France

Holidays are important to keep traditions in the family. In America, we have holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, and 4th of July, but in France they do not celebrate these great festivties. Some of their holidays are All of saints day (La Toussaint), Bastille Day (Fête nationale), Armistice Day(Jour d'armistice).

All Saints day or La Toussaint is held on November 1st and celebrates all saints, know and unknown, according to Pope Urban IV, who formalized the holiday. This day, wich is a legal holiday in France, dates back to the 7th century and was taken from a much earlier feast. All saints day is a special day to remember saints thats do not have a day named after them, in many Christain churchs. All of the kids are out of school for 2 weeks and most families who ae nearby go to cemeteries and visit their relatives' graves. Tombs are greatly decorated with flowers and personal items.
All_Saints_Day_3.jpg All Saints Day

Bastille day or Fête nationale, a french national holiday, which commemorates the storming of the Bastille and marked the beginning of the French Revlution. The Bastille was a prison and marked the extreme power of Louis the 16th. The storming of Bastille signaled that the king no longer had extreme power. Bastille Day has such a strong significance for the French because the holiday symbolizes the birth of the a new government. The evening before Bastille day is spent dancing in Bastille square. On the day of the crowds come out and line the Champs-Elysées to watch the military parade which, led by the President and folowed overhead by jets in formation.
040714_bastille_day_vlrg_4a.widec.jpg Bastille Day

Armistice Day or Jour d'armistice is a public holiday to commemorate the end of World War 1. Its alos a day of rememberance for all the people who died in that terrible war. Armistice day is still a national holiday in France and Belgium. In many parts of the world, people take 2 minutes of silence at 11 am to remember the eighty million who died in the war.
1968892070_c3d5142741.jpg Armistice Day

As you can see, these holidays are much like American tradition with a french twist. I enjoyed learning about their exciting holidays and how they celebrate them!
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