If you want to celebrate St Patrick’s day in France, you have to know where to go. Here are a few places you should check out.
Do the French celebrate the Fourth of July In France? HUH? Why would the French celebrate America’s Independence? ………………………………….. Right before the fourth of July, I received an email from someone asking me if the French celebrated the fourth of July. This questioned surprised me because the fourth of July is an American holiday which […]
Greeting French people in France is a complicated matter. Rather than shaking hands, waving hello or hugging, you lean forward, touch cheeks and kiss the air near the other persons ear while making a light kissing sound with your lips (not your voice). The act of greeting someone with a kiss like this is called […]
Pentecost Monday or as the French call it, “Lundi de Pentecôte” is yet another holiday that occurs in the month of May. The kids don’t go to school, grocery stores are either closed or close early, most businesses are closed and the bus and trains are running on a special holiday schedule if at all. […]
When is mothers day? The second Sunday of May? The fourth Sunday of May? The last Sunday of May? Are you sure Mother’s Day is even in May? Surprise, mothers day is celebrated on all those days depending on what part of the world you ask. My First Mothers Day In France (OR IS IT?) It’s the […]
What to expect on Victory in Europe day in France
Happy Easter from France. We had a fantastic Easter here in France. We took the kids to see some friends who own a Nursery and spent the day eating, drinking and talking about everything and nothing. There was a mix of French, German, Dutch and English spoken at any given time because everyone seemed to […]
Valentines day in France is celebrated much like everywhere else. The flower shops area a buzz with frantic men and women buying flowers. Lovers stroll along the streets dressed up for date night. Even some children exchanged gifts- our daughter received her first ever Valentines day gift today. A beautiful bouquet of flowers and a hand printed card from a small […]
“Look Mommy, my tooth is loose”.
My daughter isn’t waiting for the tooth fairy. Instead she is waiting for the “Tooth Mouse”. Find out what other strange tooth customs exist.
We all have our beliefs about what we is normal, acceptable and right or wrong but not all cultures share our beliefs & values. These differences can cause sever culture shock.