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09 December 2022

Bienvenue à la classe de français.—-


Here are a few French Christmas terms to finish out the year.


Joyeux Noël—Merry Christmas


Bonne Année—-Happy New Year


Père Noël—Father Christmas—He wears a long red robe with white trim and black boots and he brings gifts to the children on December 6th.


Le Réveillon de Noël—the Christmas meal—held late in the night after midnight mass on Dec. 24th or during the day on Dec. 25


Les étrennes—a nice gift of money to the mailman, cleaning lady, etc.


La crèche—the manger scene in English but in French it is representative of the night of the birth of baby Jesus.


Enjoy the vacation.

Madame Reeves


Santa Claus is ‘Père Noël’ in France, and on Christmas Eve, he travels around the world handing out presents. The tradition used to be for French children to fill their shoes with carrots for Père Noël’s donkey and put them by the fireplace, but today that has been replaced with the Christmas tree. The following picture is of Père Noël and his donkey.