French culture

French culture · 22 November 2019
There are a few French customs around St Catherine's day - some stranger than others...

French culture · 04 November 2019
Is Greta Thunberg right to sue the French? We look at what France is doing to fight the climate crisis...

French culture · 30 October 2019
On November 1st, the French will be marking "la Toussaint" or All Saints' Day, widely known as a day for remembering the dead...

French culture · 12 July 2019
Simply known in France as "le 14 juillet" or "la fête nationale", this is arguably the most important holiday in "la République's" calendar...

French culture · 21 June 2019
Every 21 June, music takes to the streets all over France! We take a look at why...

French culture · 20 April 2019
We take a closer look at how the French celebrate Easter...

French culture · 30 March 2019
There's something very fishy going on here in France... Watch your back - it's French April Fools' Day!

French culture · 01 January 2019
New Year's day is the first public holiday or "jour férié" in the 2019 French calendar. This year all but one will fall on a week day, meaning there could be 9 long weekends!

French culture · 31 August 2018
More than just "back to school", la Rentrée is a major event in the French calendar that affects the whole of French society, not just school children and students.

French culture · 30 April 2018
There are 11 "jours fériés" or public holidays in France - 4 of which fall in May! We find out what they represent for the French...

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