Provençal Christmas traditions are rooted in both charming local customs and historical religious rituals. During this festive season, called Calendale, villages throughout Provence host Christmas Markets, Santons Fairs, Lighting Festivals and Tours of Nativity Scenes, leading up to Le Gros Souper on Christmas Eve and Les Treize desserts following Midnight Mass.
Do you wonder what is going to be trendy and stylish for Christmas decors of 2018? When it comes to Christmas decoration the old saying – something new, something old… or in this case something vintage and something recycled is quite spot on.
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Christmas is the time to celebrate with your friends and family. Apart from eating cake and enjoying a lavish dinner, you can also try out some fun activities, which involve all members of the family. After all, it is the one day of the year when everyone comes together to celebrate the spirit of festivities. […]
Christmas is just a few days away; most homemakers are frantically looking for ideas to decorate their homes on this particular day. Decorating the house mainly for Christmas is not the main task.
Christmas is all about following old traditions and getting along with family members to enjoy a good time. An essential and age-old culture that we have been following for centuries is carving a full roast Turkey to celebrate the spirit of Christmas.
It is Christmas eve in Provence, 13 desserts have been laid out on a table covered with 3 layers of white cloth. Amongst the dishes, 3 candles are burning…beautiful set for a painting, but this is the typical dessert table for Christmas in Provence.
Christmas comes early in some part of continental Europe like Germany and Austria. They celebrate Saint Nicholas on the 6th of December.
It’s the plus merveilleux time of the year, have you ever thought of spending it in the plus merveilleux country in the world? Here’s our list of the top places to spend Christmas in France, do let us know if you’re spending it anywhere exciting that hasn’t made our list!
The first Christmas markets emerged in the 14th century in Germany and the French region of Alsace. The famous Christmas market in Strasbourg has taken place every year since 1570.