Tag Archives: French holidays

À la Chandeleur l’hiver se meurt ou prend vigueur

Last year, I wrote about Chandeleur, the French equivalent of Groundhog Day, and the central role of the crêpe. Today’s expression, à la Chandeleur l’hiver se meurt ou prend vigueur (ah lah shan-duh-lur leevehr suh mur oo praw veegur) means … Continue reading

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Travailler pour le roi de Prusse

May 1 is la fête du Muguet (la fet do moogay) and la fête du Travail (la fet do traveye) in France. Muguet des bois (day bwah) are lily of the valley, one of the sweetest looking and most fragrant … Continue reading

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Plat comme une crêpe

Tomorrow is la fête de la Chandeleur in France, and while the date coincides with Groundhog Day, I can get a lot more into this celebration than one that required close observation of the shadows of rodents.  While it was … Continue reading

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