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Christmas Traditions In France Facts

Tuesday, October 16th 2018. | Christmas 2018

Christmas Traditions In France Facts

Here are 25 Christmas traditions in France to add to your festive celebrations. Advent. The four weeks before Christmas are dedicated to preparations for Christmas. Christmas Eve. Le Réveillon. Midnight Mass. Traditional French christmas food.
Top 10: French Christmas traditions. Every country does Christmas slightly differently, and the French – who, to their credit, rarely do things like the rest of the .
It is the tradition in France to display the Nativity scene until the 2 February – a date known as la Chandeleur. This date is forty days after Christmas Day. La veille de Noël is Christmas Eve. Le réveillon de Noël is Christmas Eve dinner and celebrations.
The main Christmas meal, called Réveillon, is eaten on Christmas Eve/early Christmas morning after people have returned from the midnight Church Service. Dishes might include roast turkey with chestnuts or roast goose, oysters, foie gras, lobster, venison and cheeses.
Christmas in France is a family holiday. The celebrations begin on December 5, which is St. Nicholas Eve. It is a day for gift-giving between friends and relatives.