What really happened on that day back in 1789 ? For those of you who are not too squeamish, and yet still curious about the events surrounding the storming of the Bastille, prepare yourself for a few choice details… History can be so much fun!
The Fête de la Saint Jean – every June 24th. The Fête de la Saint-Jean, what’s not to love ? A huge bonfire, music, dancing, partying… It’s a time of friendship, sharing, and community spirit.
Remember Dad ! Father’s Day in France and in the United States. Father’s Day originates in the United States… Launched in 1909 by Sonora Smart Dodd (daughter of American Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart) as a way to celebrate and remember her deceased father, an echo to the Mother’s Day celebrations of the month of May.
Remember Mom ! Mother’s Day in France…the second Sunday in May. Modern Mother’s Day has its origins in the United States. It starts with Ann Reeves and the “Mother’s Day Work Clubs” that strived to improve the sanitary conditions and lower infant mortality rates caused by disease and milk contamination.
“Les Ponts du mois de Mai” – French Holidays of the month May “Pont” means bridge in French. The space we are bridging here is the gap between the weekend that is created by a holiday (jour férié) mid-week.
Poisson d’Avril (April Fish Day), otherwise known as April Fool’s Day. Should you see anyone come this April 1st with a paper fish pasted to their back, don’t call the psychiatry ward for a pick up. Really!