Top Travel Questions – Answered

Why is Paques plural?

The word for Easter is Pâques, masculine singular (even though its written with an S). When you talk about events around Easter, so use Easter more like a time than the religious celebration, it’s feminine plural… Go figure!

Is it Le Pâques or La Pâques?

Pâques is Plural

It is plural and refers to the Christian celebration of Easter and the spring school holidays, as opposed to “la Pâque juive” (a feminine singular word) for the Passover celebrated by the Jews.

Why is Easter called Pâques?

What Does “Pâques” Mean? The French word “Pâques” derives from the Latin “pascha”, meaning “Passover”, which comes from the Hebrew “Pesah” meaning “passing way” (hence the word “passage”) and is the Jewish name for the Passover celebration, which remembers the Exodus out of Egypt.

What do the French do on Pâques?

Celebrating French Easter

Early the next morning, on le Dimanche de Pâques (Easter Sunday), also called le jour de Pâques (Easter Day), les cloches volantes (flying bells) return and drop chocolate eggs, bells, bunnies, and fish into gardens, so that kids can go on la chasse aux œufs (Easter egg hunt).

How do you say Happy Easter in French?

If you want to send someone Easter greetings in French, you can say ‘Joyeuses Paques‘.

Is there an Easter bunny in France?

The Easter Bunny doesn’t exist.

Probably the strangest thing for an expat in France to get their head around is the lack of Easter Bunny. We Anglos know that it’s an enormous adorable fluffy bunny that brings us chocolate eggs at Easter – but in France it’s bells.

How do you say Happy Easter in Quebec?

We will get onto that later but for a start, on the day, it is natural to say to friends and family “Joyeuses Pâques” (Happy Easter).

How do you say Easter in French?
Web. Simply d'esprit street.

How do you say Happy Easter in Quebec?

We will get onto that later but for a start, on the day, it is natural to say to friends and family “Joyeuses Pâques” (Happy Easter).

How do the French celebrate Pâques?

After the egg hunt and the Sunday of fun, Easter is celebrated with the traditional meal, l’Agneau Pascal, Pascal(e) coming from the word ‘Pâques’. This meal will usually consist of asparagus vinaigrette and eggs to start followed by a main course of roasted lamb.

What is the French name for Good Friday?

Other Names and Languages

English Good Friday
French Vendredi saint
German Karfreitag
Norwegian Langfredag

What do France do on Easter?

Easter Sunday in France is a time for many Christians to celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection. People may attend special church services, eat a festive meal and search for Easter eggs.

Is Easter a holiday in France?

In modern France, Easter Weekend is a holiday weekend. It is a time of family feasting and general holidaying.

Is Easter Monday a holiday in France?

Easter Monday (Lundi de Pâques), which is the day after Easter Sunday, is a public holiday in France.

How do you say Happy Easter in French?

If you want to send someone Easter greetings in French, you can say ‘Joyeuses Paques‘.

Is January 6th a holiday in France?

Every year on January 6 is La Fête des Rois – Three King’s Day. The Christian holiday of Epiphany marks the day when the three wise men arrived in Bethlehem to meet the baby Jesus. Here in France, the holiday is celebrated nationwide – regardless of religion – with cake.

Do the French celebrate Halloween?

Halloween is not a French tradition

Despite having its roots in the Celtic cultures of Europe, Halloween in France is not a traditional holiday and actually came from North America in the 1990s. However, La Toussaint, also known in English as All Saints Day, is a widely celebrated national holiday in France.

What country hates Halloween?

Yes, hating on Halloween is an annual tradition in Australia. The argument typically goes like this: Halloween is a form of American cultural imperialism, just another way of trying to destroy our Australian heritage and make us the Americans’ lackey, and in any case October is springtime here so it’s the wrong season.

Is Halloween Irish or American?

Halloween originated in Ireland as the Celtic festival of Samhain, which is why so many Halloween traditions – regardless of where you are in the world – are Irish! The Celts believed that on the eve of Halloween, dead spirits would visit the mortal world.

Why do the French hate Halloween?

The fear is that the French identity gets lost borrowing from anglophone countries. This is silly on so many levels because so many French holidays and celebrations are borrowed from foreign cultures, to begin with.

How do you say trick-or-treat in Quebec?

In Quebec, children also go door to door on Halloween. However, in French-speaking neighbourhoods, instead of “Trick or treat”, they will simply say “Halloween”, though it traditionally used to be “La charité, s’il-vous-plaît” (“Charity, please”).

Do kids go trick-or-treating in Europe?

Although Halloween has become increasingly popular across Europe, complete with carved pumpkins, witches on broomsticks, makeshift houses of horror and costumed children rushing door to door for candy, it’s begun to breed a backlash.

What is Thanksgiving called in France?

One of the most important holidays is Thanksgiving Day, known in France as le Jour de Merci Donnant.

Do the French eat turkey?

The French do not nearly eat as much turkey as the Americans – they eat mostly chicken, and turkey is, in fact, their traditional Christmas menu: la dinde aux marrons (turkey with chestnuts). So the consumption of turkey still revolves mostly around the end of the year dinners and is widely available by November.

Does England have a Thanksgiving?

Does the UK celebrate Thanksgiving? No – Thanksgiving is not widely celebrated in the UK although often Americans who live here invite British friends and family to join festivities.