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Les Fêtes

Holidays in France

les jours fériés holidays
un bougie candle
la souris mouse
la fête foraine carnival
les autos tamponneuses bumper cars
les montagnes russes rollercoasters
un gaufre waffle
une sucette lollipop
la barbe à papa cotton candy
jour de l'An New Year's Day
des étrennes small gifts given only on New Years
une carte de voeux greeting card
une galette cake from the Epiphany
la fève bean or surprise in Epiphany cake
la Chandeleur Candlemas, Feb 2nd, eat crepes
la Saint-Valentin Valentine's Day
le mercredi des Cendres Ash Wednesday
le Carême Lent
la Mi-Carême Mid-Lent parade and costume party
une blague joke
le dimanche des Rameaux Palm Sunday
un rameau branch
du muguet Lily of the Valley flower, given on Labor Day
fête du travail Labor Day
le 8 mai celebration of end of WWII
le jeudi de l'Ascension Ascension Thursday
le dimanche et le lundi de la Pentecôte Pentecost Sunday (and Monday)
Les fêtes des pères et des mères Father's and Mother's Days
le 21 juin music festival
Fin juin - début juillet cinema festival
fête national Independence Day, National Day
un bal ball as in a dance or gala
des feux d'artifices fireworks
l'Assomption de la Vierge Marie the Assumption, August 15
fête de la gastronomie food day, held on first day of fall
la Toussaint All Saints Day, November 1
le 11 novembre celebration of the end of WWI
la Sainte Catherine unmarried girls over 25 wear a dumb hat all day, November 25
la veille de noël Christmas Eve
le réveillon big meal on Christmas Eve
un huître oyster
la dinde turkey
farcie stuffed
une bouche Yule log cake
la crèche manger
des guirlandes électriques Christmas lights
la Saint Sylvestre New Years Eve, December 31
Created by: ethorn8