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When do Christmas celebrations start in France?
The Christmas season begins in France on December 6
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It is celebrated the same as in most christian countries, with good food, decorations and presents. French children put their shoes in front of the fireplace on Christmas e…ve, so that Santa Claus (Père Noël) can fill them with gifts. Candy, fruit, nuts, and small toys are also hung on the tree overnight. French families have le Réveillon, which is a huge feast. In each region they eat different food such as turkey, capon, goose, chicken… As a dessert they eat the traditional buche de Noël which is a log shaped chocolate and chestnuts cake Christmas is called "Noël" in France. Family members and friends meet each other on this day to have a festive meal. They serve a Christmas cake, also called "bûche de Noël," which looks like a yule log and Christmas tree is the central point of everyone's intentions. People decorate it with red ribbons and real white candles. Oysters and pâté de foie gras are served as a regional food in Paris. "Christ cakes" are also baked for this occasion.
Yes, France does celebrate Christmas.
In France they celebrate Christmas on 24th December.
in France, Christmas is a time for family and for generosity, marked by family reunions, gifts and candy for children, gifts for the poor, Midnight Mass.
In most parts, France celebrates Christmas on December 25. However, in some areas the Christmas celebrations start as early as December 6.
Christmas in France is the same day that we celebrate Christmas in America which is on December 25.
On December 25th, the same as everywhere else. (The celebration traditionally begins the evening before, with Midnight Mass.) Members of the Orthodox Churches celebrate two we…eks later, because they still follow the Julian calendar.
* They set up a nativity set. * They have a 5 to 10 course meal dinner. * They decorate the Christmas tree. * They go to Midnight Mass. * They exchange presents …or gifts. * They sit in front of the fire place.
Christmas trees can be found in France,though they are not as popular as they are in Germany ,great
Christmas has been celebrated, as a Christian holiday, since the early middle ages. It succeeded pagan celebrations held previously, which marked the period of the return …of longer days (Dec. 21 or 22 being the Winter solstice, in other words offering the shortest daylight of the year). Celebrations were much more modest in these days and not in the form they have nowadays.
First their children find their gifts hanging on the Christmastree,then when they celebrate have a nice big Christmas dinner with their family!!!:):):)
Christmas in France is Noel.
That's hard to tell. Between 80 and 90 percent of the French population is Christian, but religious attendance is rather low. As a family event, Christmas is more or less disc…onnected from religion and the vast majority of French families enjoy a gathering and and an exchange of gifts.
French children put their shoes in front of the fireplace, in the hopes that Père Noël (aka Papa Noël) will fill them with gifts. Candy, fruit, nuts, and small toys will al…so be hung on the tree overnight. In some regions there's also Père Fouettard who gives out spankings to bad children (sort of the equivalent of Santa Claus giving coal to the naughty). In 1962, a law was passed decreeing that all letters written to Santa would responded to with a postcard. When a class writes a letter, each student gets a response. Although fewer and fewer French attend la Messe de Minuit on Christmas Eve, it is still an important part of Christmas for many families. It is followed by a huge feast, called le Réveillon (from the verb réveiller, to wake up or to revive). Le Réveillon is a symbolic awakening to the meaning of Christ's birth and is the culinary high point of the season, which may be enjoyed at home or in a restaurant or café that is open all night. Each region in France has its own traditional Christmas menu, with dishes like goose, chicken, capon, turkey stuffed with chestnuts, oysters, and boudin blanc (similar to white pudding The sapin de Noël is the main decoration in homes, streets, shops, offices, and factories. The sapin de Noël appeared in Alsace in the 14th century, decorated with apples, paper flowers, and ribbons, and was introduced in France in 1837. Another important aspect of French Christmas celebrations is the crèche filled with santons, which is displayed in churches and many homes. Living crèches in the form of plays and puppet shows based on the Nativity are commonly performed to teach the important ideas of Christianity and the Christmas celebration. Mistletoe is hung above the door during the Christmas season to bring good fortune throughout the year. After Réveillon, it's customary to leave a candle burning in case the Virgin Mary passes by.