What Are Some Customs And Traditions In France?


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Beheading Bottles of Champagne
  A tradition that is popular at weddings is beheading bottles
  of champagne using a specially-made saber. The tradition originated
  in the time of Napoleon when the Hussards under the famous
  general’s command began celebrating victories by swinging
  a sabre and thus neatly slicing the top off a champagne bottle.
  According to legend, the Hussards, skilled cavalry, would
  ride up at full gallop to one of the ladies holding up the
  bottle and with one swipe, behead the bottle.
  Many old French traditions are related
  to the holiday season. Holding a puppet show on Christmas
  eve is very common and later at midnight, people attend church
  for the traditional Christmas Mass. After mass, they have
  a late Christmas Eve dinner, called le Réveillon
  (referring to the wake up or revival, alluding to the birth
  of Christ). Menus for this occasion change according to the
  region you are in but will usually consist of dishes containing
  turkey, capon, goose, chicken, and boudin blanc (white
  Called Pâques in France, this is
  a very important time for the French, who have a strong Christian,
  and especially Catholic, background. According to tradition,
  no church bells are rung on the Thursday before Good Friday
  and remain silent for several days, until on Easter Sunday,
  they revive. As the bells toll, the custom is for people to
  hug and kiss each other.
  Flying Bells
  Children don’t look for eggs left
  by an Easter Bunny… rather, the French believe that
  the Flying Bells leave on the Thursday before Good Friday,
  taking with them all the grief and misery of mourners of Christ’s
  crucifixion, reaching Rome to see the Pope and then come back
  on Easter Sunday morning bearing chocolate easter eggs, which
  are hidden around houses and gardens for children to find. Bastille Day
  Celebrated on July 14, this is one of France’s most
  colorful traditions. The day commemorates the day The Bastille,
  a prison in Paris that was regarded as the symbol of the much-hated
  French monarchy of the times, was stormed and pillaged by
  angry mobs of French citizens in 1789. Called La Fête
  Nationale, many fireworks are set of as the day goes by, well
  into the night. Parades are also to be seen with dancing in
  the streets.
  5-Week Holidays
  Another interesting tradition of the French
  is the fact that almost all employees are entitled to 5 weeks of
  holiday a year. August has been the traditional holiday month
  in France, with almost all locals clearing out of their cities
  to venture to other parts of the world or simply to go camping
  in their own countryside. For those taking their holidays
  during the winter months, skiing in the French Alps is the
  way to go.
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chenghui guo answered
Christmas in France is  one of the most significant religious holiday.Easter (les Paques) also known as "Easter Jesus", or "main Easter."The main features of Easter, Easter Egg.Pentecost is one of the major Christian festivals.

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