Bon 1er mai! Today is May 1st and all over France in honor of La Fête du Travail or Labor Day, we celebrate this day with some Muguet des Bois or Lily of the Valley as token of happiness and … Continue reading Bon 1er Mai /Happy May 1st
All over France, we celebrate La Fête des Rois or Kings’ Day which takes place 12 days after Christmas on January 6th or on the first Sunday of the New Year with the sharing of the very much anticipated and delicious … Continue reading La Fête des Rois – Kings’ Day
Every third Thursday in November we have good reason to celebrate the launch and arrival of a special French wine called as you know Beaujolais Nouveau. It is the first wine of the harvest and we joyfully shout out: “Le … Continue reading Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!
In France chocolate is a big thing, we know it’s an aphrodisiac and a delicious sensual indulgence but it’s also an art form, it’s a passion, and it’s not only for eating! Since its creation in 1994, every year there … Continue reading Salon du Chocolat aka Chocolate Week™ is Back!
The 25th COLCOA French Film Festival is a one-week event that takes place November 1-7, 2021. The Festival is back in person to celebrate a silver anniversary and this year is dedicated to late filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier. Save the dates … Continue reading COLCOA 25 French Film Festival
French A L.A Carte Blog is happy to once again be partnering with Newport Beach Film Festival – French Spotlight October 21-28, 2021. The French Spotlight will be held on October 26th from 7:45 -9:50 PM with a special screening … Continue reading 22nd Annual Newport Beach Film Festival French Spotlight
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 … Continue reading Celebrate Bastille Day in North Texas
Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2021 Artist Label Contest has a winner! In its 5th year the contest attracted more than 1,000 entries by emerging artists all over the country with over 8,000 votes from art lovers. These were the 2021 … Continue reading Georges Duboeuf Artist Label Contest Winner 2021
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! … Continue reading La Fête de la Musique aka Make Music Day all over the USA on June 21st
Mother’s Day or La Fête des Mères in France is celebrated the last Sunday of May or on May 30th unless it falls on Pentecost Day and in that case it will be moved to the first Sunday in June. … Continue reading Bonne Fête des Mères or Happy Mother’s Day
In France there is no such thing as the Easter Bunny! Easter is depicted with a big fat hen and there are eggs, bells, and fish, but sorry no bunny! The French tradition of the Easter Bells dates back from … Continue reading The French Easter Bunny is a Hen!
The International Francophonie Day – La Journée Internationale de la Francophonie was created on March 20, 1970 in Niamey (Niger), with the birth of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) to celebrate the French language around the world in Francophone countries. This … Continue reading Francophonie French Facts