The French have many fun festivals and celebrations.
les fêtes - Festivals
J’aime faire la fête! - I like to party!
The French start each year with a big party called Le Réveillon (New Year’s Eve dinner) where they eat fancy foods like lobsters or even snails!
le réveillon - New Year's Eve dinner
Bonne année! - Happy New Year!
un homard - a lobster
For la Fête de la Musique or the festival of music, musicians take to the streets to play their hearts out. Every street becomes full of guitar players, singers and dancers. And it’s all free. Magique!
la Fête de la Musique - Festival of Music
la guitare - the guitar
le chanteur - the singer
J'aime danser - I like to dance
Every year the French celebrate their Fête Nationale (or French National Day) when they celebrate being a republic. This is the 14th of July or the quatorze juillet. In every city, there are fireworks.
la Fête Nationale - French National Day (also called Bastille Day)
le quatorze juilllet - the fourteenth of July
les feux d'artifice - fireworks
The French have a day when they celebrate working, la Fête du Travail. However, they do take the day off work to celebrate! On this day they also give one another a bouquet of white flowers called muguets.
la Fête du Travail - Labour Day
Tout est fermé. - Everything is closed.
les fleurs - flowers