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Term One French Assessment
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http://french.about.com/od/vocabulary/a/christmas.htm Halloween Easter Traditions In France On Christmas Eve, children leave their shoes by the fireplace to be filled with gifts from Pere Noel. Most French homes will display a nativity scene Christmas trees in France are not common instead "buche de Nol" which means Christmas Log is used. On Christmas Eve a feast named "Le reveillon" is held In Southern France, a log is burned in homes from Christmas Eve until New Years Day. On the Christmas Eve churches and cathedrals beautifully lit ring out Christmas carols with the church bells At night they leave a fire burning and food and drink on the table for the Virgin Mary. Traditions In Australia Businesses and shops close on Christmas day and Boxing Day. December is one of the hottest months in Australia so outdoors sports like swimming, surfing and fishing are common. From December 1st houses are decorate generally with lights and Christmas trees. Family and friends buy each other gifts which are wrapped and placed under the Christmas tree. Santa comes down the chimney and eats a cookies than takes the drink left out for him before he goes. Christmas morning the family gathers around the tree to open there presents. Halloween in France:
•Not a traditional French holiday
•Seen as an American tradition
•Getting more and more popular in France
•Takes part from 31st – 2nd Novemebr
•It would however normally consist of families dressing up in scary costumes and visiting each other’s houses or going to restaurants or bars with friends.
•Trick or treating growing more and more popular – typically visiting stores to get candy
•Pumpkins are popular – carved with funny faces
•Bakeries make pastries and hand them out.
•Disney world hosts celebrations and fireworks on Halloween
Halloween in Australia
•Common celebration – 31st October
•Costume parties held – wide range of costumes
•Trick or treating – door to door – collect candy
•Pranks common – egg throwing French Halloween Vocab:
Un déguisement – a costume
Un fantôme – a ghost
Une citrouille – a pumpkin
l'automne – Autumn
un squelette – a skeleton
un chat noir – a black cat Sophia's bibliography -YouTube, 30 Aug. 2011. Web. 26 Feb. 2013. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_BK9-XcZEc>.
-"French Halloween Vocabulary." French Halloween Vocabulary. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Feb. 2013. <http://french.about.com/library/vocab/bl-halloween.htm>.
-"Halloween in Australia." Halloween in Australia. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Feb. 2013. <http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/australia/halloween>.
-Halloween In France." About.com France Travel. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Feb. 2013. <http://gofrance.about.com/cs/festivals/a/halloween.htm>.
-Allen, Roxanne. "In Australia, Halloween Proves to Be More Treats than Tricks." Editorial. The Advertiser [Adelaide] 29 Oct. 2012: n. pag. Adelaide Now Olivia's Bibliography New Years In Australia... In France... •In Melbourne, Chinese-Australian rituals, such as sacrificing to the ancestors, are extremely common.
•Also in Melbourne, rock bands usually rock the city on their beaches.
•New years Day is a public holiday•
NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria have trading restrictions on this day and many stores stay shut.
•During New Years day, Australians celebrate with outdoor activies such as water sports, picnics, camping, etc. New Year’s Eve = le jour d l’An
New Years Day = la Saint-Sylvestre
Gift = cadeau -A private get together to dine with loved ones.
-It is custom to give each other gifts, cards, cakes and other candies.
-French celebrate the “Reveillon de Saint-Sylvestre”-a feast usually consisting customary dishes such as pancakes, flavored duck/goose and champagne.
-In South Western France people attend evening mass and then head to vineyards by torchlight for mulled wine.
-In Paris, there is a famous two-day New Years festival.
-The New Year holidays end on January 6th, where people cut a particular festive cake known as the “Galette des Rois”. France and Australia both celebrate New Years. Although they have many different traditions and customs, both count down to the new year and celebrate with family and friends. • Countdown until midnight where people produce blaring sounds such as instruments to ring in the New Year.
• Australia’s New Year celebrations attract more than 30,000 tourists.
• In the Sydney Harbour, Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders hold a smoking ceremony to “cleanse the Harbour of negative spirits”.
•Sydney celebrates with an amazing firework display at the Harbour Bridge. This consists of over 80,000 fireworks (over 7 tons), which can be seen from almost 16km away!
• Approximately one to one and a half million people come to see this amazing firework display French Vocab 1. “New Year In Australia”. http://www.happywink.org/newyearfestival/new-year-in-australia.html.
2. “New Year’s Day in Australia”. 2013. http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/australia/new-year-day.
3. Galvin, Nick. “Embrace the Moment”. December 26, 2012. The Sydney Morning Herald.
4. Cousin, Knight, Allain and Love. 2010. Collins French Dictionary & Grammar. Great Britain. Harper Collins Publishers.
5. “New Year in France”. http://www.happywink.org/newyearfestival/new-year-in-france.html What is Easter? Christmas Noel Easter What is Easter? Easter is the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the resurrection of Christ. What is easter? Celebration in France Many Christians may attend special church services to celebrate Jesus' resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Many people spend Easter Sunday with family members or friends and eat a festive meal. Roast lamb with spring beans or other freshly harvested vegetables or leaves, brightly colored boiled eggs and omelets are popular. Easter eggs made of chocolate or candy are popular gifts and children are told that Easter hares, rabbits or bells bring the gifts. Celebration in Australia Many Australians do not observe the Christian dimensions of Easter, but Australian christians may celebrate with church services or dawn service.Children are told the easter bunny brings the chocolate on easter sunday. Hot Cross Buns are often served over the period, especially on Good Friday.
Because Easter occurs in the autumn with ideal weather, the four day weekend holiday is traditionally a time for family vacations, or home renovation projects. Similarities: - Christians in both countries attend church services
-Both cultures enjoy a festive meal on easter sunday
-Children are given chocolate treats on easter sunday
-For both cultures it an important holiday to spend with loved ones. Differences: - French children are told easter rabbits, hares or bells bring the gifts, where as in Australia, children are told the easter bunny does. -French culture outlines the more religious point of the holiday, where as Australian culture(most of the time) dismisses the christian relation. Nikki's Bibliography http://french.lovetoknow.com/How_Do_the_French_Celebrate_Easter
http://www.frenchdesire.com.au/facts/holidays/easter/ Vocab Christmas Day- le jour de Noël
Christmas Eve- la veille de Noël
Christmas feast- le Réveillon
Christmas loaf- le pain calendal
Christmas party- la fête de Noël
Christmas present- un petit Noël, un cadeau de Noël