Bastille Day as we say in the U.S aka Le 14 Juillet is France's National Holiday commemorating the Prise de la Bastille and the start of the French Revolution. The French culture is alive and well in the U.S and there are festivities and celebrations all over America organized by the French Consulates and Embassies … Continue reading Celebrate Bastille Day in North Texas
What a perfect way to celebrate the arrival of summer than with music! In France it's a tradition that started almost 40 years ago in 1982 initiated by Jack Lang Cultural Minister and it's called La Fête de la Musique! It takes place on June 21st the summer solstice, which happens to be the longest … Continue reading La Fête de la Musique aka Make Music Day all over the USA on June 21st
On March 20th, France celebrates Le jour des Macarons or Macaron Day! Yes, those scrumptious melt in your mouth little French creations have their own National Day which also happens to coincide with other celebrations that day such as the International Francophonie Day which is the celebration of the French Language spoken all around the world, … Continue reading Happy Macaron Day!
The Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston coordinates the French Cultures Festival (FCF) along with its 30+ cultural and educational partner institutions in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. This event brings awareness that French is spoken all over the world in 54 countries and that there are so many different cultures to discover and it also … Continue reading 2021 French Cultures Festival
Today February2nd, in reminiscence of La Chandeleur French tradition and to celebrate people make crêpes and the holiday became known as Le jour des Crêpes or National Crêpe Day!
Today January 30th is National Croissant Day in the United States. So we're jumping on the bandwagon to celebrate of course cause for us Frenchies, every day is croissant day and we don't need an excuse to enjoy our buttery staple! Did you know that croissants (just like French fries) were not originally really French? … Continue reading Happy National Croissant Day!
https://www.facebook.com/france2/videos/405771660672462/ La grande soirée du 31 à Versailles, hosted by Stéphane Bern by France 2.
On January 6th all over France, we celebrate Epiphany Day 12 days after Christmas with La Galette des Rois which is reminiscent of the biblical Christian tradition of the three wise men’s journey or Les Trois Rois Mages bearing gifts of gold, myrrh, and incense following the birth of Jesus. The three wise men or … Continue reading Galette des Rois Tradition and Recipe
French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a symbolic Bastille Day parade in Paris, France today Tuesday July 14, 2020 highlighted by jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France flying past the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel to celebrate the heroes of the fight against Covid-19, including medical workers, cashiers and postal workers. … Continue reading 14 juillet 2020
Due to the unprecedented outbreak of Covid – 19 (Coronavirus), the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) has announced that the annual event will now be held August 6th – August 13th, 2020 in and around Newport Beach, CA. In the meantime check out the program and stay healthy & safe! Pinterest Twitter Facebook Instagram … Continue reading Newport Beach Film Festival French Spotlight – COVID-19 Update
Each year the Newport Beach Film Festival presents signature international film events that spotlight cinema, culture, cuisine, music, and performances. From April 23rd-30th, 2020, (event rescheduled due to concerns with COVID-19 ) August 6-13, 2020 the 21st Annual Newport Beach Film Festival will showcase over 350 films from across the globe to host a wide … Continue reading 21st Annual Newport Beach Film Festival – French Spotlight – Save the Date
Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! It's that time of year again, Beaujolais Nouveau has arrived! The 3rd Thursday of November at exactly 12:01 AM marks the launch of the newly harvested wine the French call "Beaujolais Nouveau" just in time to enjoy and celebrate with the Thanksgiving meal! In the US, the most popular Beaujolais … Continue reading Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! 2019