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A Day For Kings

Yesterday (6th of January), was Epiphany or King’s Day, Königstag in German. I had the pleasure of having Robin Rivera as my guest to share her memories and traditions regarding Epiphany. 310 more words

The Past

Australian customs vs Saucisson

Dear lovely people from the customs,

please don’t take away and DESTROY the saucisson my French mother will send me (again because she  does not surrender) for Christmas. 86 more words

Celebrating National Poetry Day - A Poem from the Loire

To celebrate National Poetry Day here in the UK, we’ve dug out a 16th Century poem from Anjou born, Joachim du Bellay (1522 – 1560), which was part of his most well known pieces. 382 more words

French Living

Joyeuse Saint Honoré!

In French tradition (and in many other European countries) there is a day for each Saint. This began as a tradition in Catholic and Orthodox countries since the middle ages, each day is celebrated in commemoration of saints and martyrs of the church. 214 more words


About thoughtfulness

I have never been superstitious, but I truly believe in the awesome power of thoughtfulness. And therefore, this one tradition I love!

On the French labor day (May 1st every year), you will see many people with little flower stands on the side of the roads, selling lilies of the valley… It is said to be a good luck charm and must be offered to all the ladies among your family and friends. 363 more words

Art De Vivre & Design

Poisson d'Avril

I don't like April Fools' Day. Since I'm not a huge fan of practical jokes, it's not really a holiday I have ever gotten into. I've played a prank or two, but I never felt good afterward. 386 more words


Recipe For Next Week!

I always anticipate the 2nd of February. It’s crêpe day!

This wonderful day is called La Chandeleur and it was on this day that Baby Jesus was presented in the temple, 40 days after his birth. 362 more words