2lundi mardi mercredi jeudi vendredi samedi dimanche le jourle weekendla semainelundi = _____________ aujourd’hui = _____________mardi = _____________ demain = _____________mercredi = _____________ hier = _____________jeudi = _____________ le jour = _____________vendredi = _____________ la semaine = _____________samedi = _____________ le weekend = _____________dimanche= _____________ le mois = _____________l’année = _____________MondayTodayTuesdayTomorrowWednesdayYesterdayDayThursdayFridayWeekSaturdayWeekendSundayMonthYear
3We ______ _______ capitalize: ________, _________, or ________DONOTdaysmonthsseasons
4janvierLe Nouvel An/La Fête des RoisfévrierLa ChandeleurmarsMardi Gras/Le CarnavalavrilLe Poisson d’AvrilmaiLa Fête Des MèresjuinLa Fête de la Musique
5juilletLa Fête NationaleaoûtLa Fête des JumeauxseptembreLe Jour du Travail (à Québec)octobreLe Prix de l’Arc de TriomphenovembreLe Beaujolais NouveaudécembreLa Fête des Lumières/Le Noël
6Winter Spring Summer Fall Les Saisons de l’Année En hiver (décembre/janvier/février) = __________Au printemps (mars/avril/mai) = __________En été (juin/juillet/août) = __________En automne (septembre/octobre/novembre) __________WinterSpringSummerFall
7Le Nouvel An La Fête des Rois premier janvier le 6 janvier The New Year is celebrated throughout France very similarly to the United States3 Kings Day is when French families serve la Galette des Rois, a sweet cake with one slice that hides a porcelain doll (la fève). The one who finds the doll is named King/Queen for the day and may choose someone else to take the throne with him/her
8La Chandeleur le 2 février This is a religious holiday to welcome the purification of Virgin Mary of the Christian Faith.A more modern custom is to make crêpes. The custom is to toss the crêpe in the pan while holding a coin in the other hand. If the crêpe lands in the pan, one can expect financial luck throughout the year.
9Mardi Gras/ Le Carnaval variable en mars Mardi Gras is celebrated throughout Western Europe as well as in Louisiana here in the United States. It varies in date depending on Easter. Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is a time for Christians to celebrate and indulge before beginning the Lenten Season which entails sacrifice and repentance.
10Le Poisson d’avril le premier avril The New Year used to be on April First because it was close to the Spring Equinox (a time of equal day and night). It was changed in 1582 with the order of Pope Gregory XIII who declared the New Year to be in January.Many still celebrated New Year in April and thus were deemed “Fools” and thus began the tradition of April Fools Day and le Poisson d’avril in France in which children attempt to stick a paper fish on the backs of unsuspecting adults
11La Fêtes des Pères occurs one month later in June on the 3rd Sunday. La Fête des Mèresle 24 maiDeclared an official holiday after WWII (1950) in France, this is a day dedicated to Mothers world-wide.La Fêtes des Pères occurs one month later in June on the 3rd Sunday.
12La Fête de la Musique le 24 juin This celebration began in 1982 and invites musicians of all genres to the streets of Paris to play publically. It is possible to hear the celebration throughout the entire city and one can find street performers and the like everywhere.
13La Fête Nationale le 14 juillet Known as the day of the French Revolution in On this day, the public stormed the Bastille (which was not a prison as so many believe but rather an armory of weapons). It symbolized the end of Absolutism in France under Louis XVI of the Bourbon Family who would be beheaded by the infamous Guillotine after his wife Marie Antoinette was executed.
14La Fête des Jumeaux agosto This celebration is for the twins of the World. Every year, thousands gather in the tiny town of Pleucadeuc in Bretagne of North Western France.
15Jour du Travail (Québec) variable en septembre A great accomplishment for the working class in Québec. They succeeded in winning a fair work day that consisted of8 hours of work, 8 hours of leisure, and 8 hours of rest.
16Le Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe 30 septembre - 3 octobre One of the most lucrative horse races of the world (second only to the Dubai World Cup) celebrated in France at Longchamps near Paris.A huge turnout comes out every year.In 2011, the winning prize was about4€ million (about $5.4 million)
17Le Beaujolais Nouveau le 3ème jeudi novembre Le Beaujolais Nouveau marks the opening of the first of the red wines of the Fall Harvest. This wine is a light red because it doesn’t age thus making it light and fruity in taste. People all over the world seek out bottles by the case of the newest release. In 2011, millions of gallons of wine were bottled and sold around the world.
18La Fête des Lumières (Lyon) le 8 décembre Noël le 25 décembre The Festival of Lights takes place in Lyon to acknowledge the Immaculate Conception of Baby Jesus by the Virgin Mary.The residents of Lyon place a candle (bougie) in each window of their homes to create a spectacular sight.The Basilica of Fourvière holds a light show every year as well.Noël is celebrated throughout France. Children will place their shoes near their beds hoping to wake to find them filled the next morning by Père Noël.