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10 Interesting Facts About Christmas In France
Transcript of 10 Interesting Facts About Christmas In France
FACT NUMBER TWO
FACT NUMBER ONE
fact number 4
There are 13 deserts putout-12 for the disciples and 1 for Christ
Children put out their shoes for Pere Noel to fill.
Pere Fouettard hits bad children
Christmas celebrations start on the 6th December which is also known as Saint Nicholas Day.
Saint Nicholas is the protector of children as he saved two from an evil butcher called le Père Fouettard. He is the bogeyman of Saint Nicholas Day.
FACT NUMBER 6
In Lyon there is a festival of lights which takes place on the 8 of December, the buildings are decorated and there are lights in the streets and in windows.
Fact Number 7
It is traditional for every household to have "une creche" in your home, which is a the nativity scene around the crib at Christmas.
At midnight on Christmas Eve it is traditional to have a meal to commemorate the beginning of Christmas.
A traditional Christmas meal includes:seafood,oysters,lobster,snails,caviar smoked salmon,duck or goose ,turkey,green beans,cheese and a cake called La bûche de Noël for pudding.
New Year's Eve is called La Saint-Sylvestre,there is a special dinner in the evening, there are presents and parties too.