Why do people celebrate Christmas in France?
Because the majority of French people are Christian.
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they have a big meal with family
It is celebrated the same as in most christian countries, with good food, decorations and presents. French children put their shoes in front of the fireplace on Christmas e…ve, so that Santa Claus (PÃ¨re NoÃ«l) can fill them with gifts. Candy, fruit, nuts, and small toys are also hung on the tree overnight. French families have le RÃ©veillon, which is a huge feast. In each region they eat different food such as turkey, capon, goose, chickenâ¦ As a dessert they eat the traditional buche de NoÃ«l which is a log shaped chocolate and chestnuts cake Christmas is called "NoÃ«l" in France. Family members and friends meet each other on this day to have a festive meal. They serve a Christmas cake, also called "bÃ»che de NoÃ«l," which looks like a yule log and Christmas tree is the central point of everyone's intentions. People decorate it with red ribbons and real white candles. Oysters and pÃ¢tÃ© de foie gras are served as a regional food in Paris. "Christ cakes" are also baked for this occasion.
Yes, France does celebrate Christmas.
In France they celebrate Christmas on 24th December.
in France, Christmas is a time for family and for generosity,marked by family reunions, gifts and candy for children, gifts forthe poor, Midnight Mass.
In most parts, France celebrates Christmas on December 25. However,in some areas the Christmas celebrations start as early as December6.
Christmas in France is the same day that we celebrate Christmas in America which is on December 25.
They set up a nativity set. . They have a 5 to 10 course meal dinner. . They decorate the Christmas tree. . They go to Midnight Mass. . They exchange presents or gifts. . … They sit in front of the fire place.
Christmas trees can be found in France,though they are not as popular as they are in Germany ,great
I am pretty sure they do!
First their children find their gifts hanging on the Christmastree,then when they celebrate have a nice big Christmas dinner with their family!!!:):):)
French Christians celebrate Christmas. French Jews celebrate Hanukkah.
Christmas in France is Noel.
That's hard to tell. Between 80 and 90 percent of the French population is Christian, but religious attendance is rather low. As a family event, Christmas is more or less disc…onnected from religion and the vast majority of French families enjoy a gathering and and an exchange of gifts.
The Christmas season begins in France on December 6
French children put their shoes in front of the fireplace, in the hopes that PÃ¨re NoÃ«l (aka Papa NoÃ«l ) will fill them with gifts. Candy, fruit, nuts, and small to…ys will also be hung on the tree overnight. In some regions there's also PÃ¨re Fouettard who gives out spankings to bad children (sort of the equivalent of Santa Claus giving coal to the naughty). In 1962, a law was passed decreeing that all letters written to Santa would responded to with a postcard. When a class writes a letter, each student gets a response. Although fewer and fewer French attend la Messe de Minuit on Christmas Eve, it is still an important part of Christmas for many families. It is followed by a huge feast, called le RÃ©veillon (from the verb rÃ©veiller, to wake up or to revive). Le RÃ©veillon is a symbolic awakening to the meaning of Christ's birth and is the culinary high point of the season, which may be enjoyed at home or in a restaurant or cafÃ© that is open all night. Each region in France has its own traditional Christmas menu, with dishes like goose, chicken, capon, turkey stuffed with chestnuts, oysters, and boudin blanc (similar to white pudding The sapin de NoÃ«l is the main decoration in homes, streets, shops, offices, and factories. The sapin de NoÃ«l appeared in Alsace in the 14th century, decorated with apples, paper flowers, and ribbons, and was introduced in France in 1837. Another important aspect of French Christmas celebrations is the crÃ¨che filled with santons , which is displayed in churches and many homes. Living crÃ¨ches in the form of plays and puppet shows based on the Nativity are commonly performed to teach the important ideas of Christianity and the Christmas celebration. Mistletoe is hung above the door during the Christmas season to bring good fortune throughout the year. After RÃ©veillon , it's customary to leave a candle burning in case the Virgin Mary passes by.