What is Christmas Eve called in France?
La veille de Noël
La veille de Noël is Christmas Eve. The night of Christmas Eve is also called la nuit de Noël. On the night of Christmas Eve, there is a special meal to celebrate the very beginning of Christmas Day. This traditional Christmas Eve dinner is called le réveillon de Noël.
How is Christmas Eve celebrated in France?
Midnight Mass The traditional Christmas church service is held on Christmas Eve in France. It’s known as the Midnight Mass and it usually begins at midnight or a few hours before. People come together in cathedrals and churches across the country to pray and sing carols (known as Chants de Noël).
What are 3 French Christmas traditions?
Some French Christmas Traditions
- Advent calendars – les calendriers de l’Avent.
- Postcards from Père Noël.
- The nativity scene.
- La Chandeleur.
- Le Réveillon de Noël.
- Père Fouettard.
- Shoes by the Fire.
- Christmas Dinner.
How does French say Merry Christmas?
joyeux Noël !
The most common way of wishing merry Christmas in French is to say “joyeux Noël !”.
What happens on Christmas Day in France?
Many people spend Christmas Day quietly and some attend a special church service. Popular activities also include walking in a park or the countryside and sharing a meal with family and close friends.
What are some fun facts about Christmas in France?
10 Facts about Christmas in France
- The traditional Christmas meal eaten on Christmas Eve can last up to 6 hours.
- Some French people enjoy 13 desserts after their main meal.
- The Eve of St.
- Saint Nicholas has a helper who decides who’s been naughty and nice.
- Many families go to the circus around Christmas.
What means Réveillon?
Definition of réveillon : a festive supper commonly eaten in France following Christmas midnight mass.
Who celebrates Le Réveillon?
Le Réveillon De Noël – christmas Eve In France, they celebrate Le Réveillon… on the 24th December with family or close acquaintances in the form of a large meal. In Catholic traditions, there may also be a midnight mass. However, the meal is very important and is a rather festive occasion.