france
France
Dijion
Yves Lalune
2015.12.24

Celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve in France and Dijon

With the upcoming events and celebrations for the end of the year, I would like to present how Dijon is celebrating them. France is historically a catholic country, so Christmas is a much more meaningful event for believers here. During this period of the year, religious authorities usually organize two mass: one on the 24th of December and one the day following. Additionally, they decorate churches (such as Notre-Dame de Dijon) with a traditional small size scale reproduction of the Nativity scene. Continue reading “Celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve in France and Dijon”
france
France
Dijion
Yves Lalune
2015.10.16

A Tradition of Utmost Importance, “Vendanges” and French Wine

This time, I would like to talk about a very symbolic period for winemakers in France: The harvest of wine grapes, also called “Vendange” in French. This practice has been a tradition since Antiquity, and is occurring nowadays from the end of July until the end of September. It is the most important period of the year for wine makers. Continue reading “A Tradition of Utmost Importance, “Vendanges” and French Wine”