World Music Day: An Event That Began In France

Each year on June 21, the air in France is filled with music of all types. This is the day when Fête de la Musique is celebrated in many places across the country. Fête de la Musique translates to World Music Day, an event introduced by the Ministry... 

School Holidays In France: Five Sets And The Zoning Scheme

Traveling to France when schools are on holiday may not be a good idea. This is because tourist resorts are teeming with vacationers during this period that one has to fight (figuratively, of course) for space. The Mediterranean coast and the more than... 

Pentecost And Whit Monday In France

One of the most important feasts in the Christian liturgical year is the Pentecost. It is celebrated 7 weeks (50 days to be exact) following Easter and falls on the tenth day following Ascension Thursday. Pentecost is also called by other names, such... 

Noel In France No Different From Christmas Celebrations El

Christmas is a major occasion celebrated, as a public holiday, on December 25 by many countries around the world. In France, this special day is called “Noel”. The French celebrate Noel in much the same way as people of other nations do. While... 

Le Jour De L’An: New Year Celebration In France

France celebrates New Year on January 1 like many other countries do. The beginning of a new year, which is “le Jour de l’An” in French, is a highly anticipated occasion that is observed with festivities. Among these is the customary... 

How Easter (Pâques) Is Celebrated In France

In countries where the predominant religion is Roman Catholicism, no other celebration is perhaps more important than Easter. In France, for instance, where about ninety percent of the people are Roman Catholics, Easter is celebrated with great joy to... 

Great Parks In France To Be At During The Holidays

France has eleven public holidays (not counting Easter and Pentecost, both of which of course fall on a Sunday), five sets of school breaks, and a lengthy summer vacation. Any of these is an opportunity for people to relax and enjoy the company of family... 

France Celebration Of Halloween

Many countries around the world celebrate Halloween as a holiday. It is observed on the eve of All Saints’ Day, October 31, and hence has close association with this Christian holiday. In France, Halloween is celebrated in much the same way as it... 

Fête du Travail Is Labor Day In France

May 1 is International Workers’ Day, or simply Labor Day, in many countries around the world. In France, the day is referred to as “Fête du Travail”. The day is celebrated with parades and demonstrations organized by trade unions and... 

Best Hotels To Stay In Paris During France Holidays

There are thirteen public holidays celebrated each year in France. In addition to these, French schools enjoy five sets of breaks, with at least two of these being two-week periods each. A holiday is always an opportunity to get away from the boring daily...